The FBI has told the Justice Department that it could access computer servers owned by Facebook, Google and Twitter if they are breached by hackers, according to a new report.
The FBI’s National Security Division, which has been tasked with monitoring computer security for federal agencies since 2008, said that it has been contacted by U.N. officials about possible breaches at the United Nations headquarters in New York and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
The report, which was published on Wednesday, says the FBI has received multiple requests for access to servers owned and operated by Facebook and Google.
The report said that the FBI could access any user account on any server that the agency could access with the right level of access, but said that access could not be granted to anyone else without specific authorization.
The NSDD has not commented on the report.
The FBI declined to comment on the FBI’s claims.
According to the report, the NSDC said it was unable to obtain access to Google’s public-facing servers without specific approval from the FBI, which requires that the company provide access to all servers it maintains in the United States.
Google declined to confirm the report or comment.
The National Security Agency has been the subject of controversy in recent months due to the way it conducts its work, including the massive surveillance of communications.
In June, US President Donald Trump ordered the NSA to cease all communications monitoring activities that were not legal and ordered the agency to make changes to how it handles intelligence.