Nearly 30 top US prosecutors had their office's email accounts hacked during a major breach last year, the Justice Department says.
The department says 27 US attorneys had at least one office computer hacked.
That has raised fears the hackers may have accessed sensitive information, including the names of informants, BBC reported.
"It's potentially very serious," Gil Soffer, a former federal prosecutor, told the BBC.
He said prosecutors' emails contain "very sensitive, very confidential and often very secret information".
If the hackers got hold of secret informants' identities, they could use the information to "blow their cover," he added.