CBS News confirms multiple breaches of Sharyl Attkisson’s computer

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    CBS News confirms multiple breaches of Sharyl Attkisson’s computer

    This is so disturbing.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2013/06/14/cbs-news-confirms-multiple-breaches-of-sharyl-attkissons-computer/

    “A cyber security firm hired by CBS News has determined through forensic analysis that Sharyl Attkisson’s computer was accessed by an unauthorized, external, unknown party on multiple occasions late in 2012. Evidence suggests this party performed all access remotely using Attkisson’s accounts. While no malicious code was found, forensic analysis revealed an intruder had executed commands that appeared to involve search and exfiltration of data.

    This party also used sophisticated methods to remove all possible indications of unauthorized activity, and alter system times to cause further confusion.

    CBS News is taking steps to identify the responsible party and their method of access.”

     

     

     
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    To be fair, we don't know who did it. However, we have our suspicions.

     

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    To be fair, we don't know who did it. However, we have our suspicions.

     

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    That's right.  It could have been the justice department, the IRS, or the NSA. Hard to nail it down.

    but on a lighter note, it gives us more insight into how the Obama administration defines a terrorist.  Glad to see the definition expand. It used to be only troops returning home and conservative activists. Now it includes reporters.

     
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    It's Faux News who did it

     
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    I see Inspector Clouseau lives.

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    It's Faux News who did it



    Or, msnbc, on orders from Holder, of course.

     
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    Oh, you can pretty much count on WDYWN weighing in at some point ;-)

    And I wouldn't have a clue about what's going on with Reubin but I hope his hiatus is a short one.

     

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    Re: CBS News confirms multiple breaches of Sharyl Attkisson’s computer

    In response to andiejen's comment:

    In response to StalkingButler's comment:

     

    Oh, you can pretty much count on WDYWN weighing in at some point ;-)

    And I wouldn't have a clue about what's going on with Reubin but I hope his hiatus is a short one.

     

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    SB,

     

     I surely hope so. I am sure we BOTH look forward to WDYWN's commentary on this topic.

    Hope you had a good Father's Day.

    btw, some posters seem to completely miss when you are injecting some humor into the forums. Your post on "libruls" being missing the other morning(She's back...about the return of Palin to Fox), etc., and my quite obvious tonque planted very firmly in cheek reply was taken seriously by p-mike and skeeter. Whooooosh!!!



    I think you might be the one "whooooshing".  Saying something snarky about Palin is the true sign of a hard-core progressive.

    But, now I got to go find that comment and find how my sensibilties obviously effected your highness. 

    How dare one of the peasants not laugh at the queens jokes. (kidding)

     
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    Who would have reason?

    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Just days after CBS News confirmed that reporter Sharyl Attkisson’s computer had indeed been hacked, Attkisson spoke to Dom Giordano about the investigation.

    “This suspicious activity has been going on for quite some time – both on my CBS computer and my personal computer,” Attkisson said. “CBS then hired its own independent cyber security firm, which has been conducting a thorough forensic exam … they were able to rule out malware, phishing programs, that sort of thing.”

    Attkisson described some of the bizarre things that were happening with her computer.

    There were just signs of unusual happenings for many months, odd behavior like the computers just turning themselves on at night and then turning themselves back off again. I was basically able to verify and obtain information from my sources on the suspicious activity and I reported it to CBS News in January because of course it included CBS equipment and systems.”

    Attkisson could not speak about whether the hacking was related to her questions about Benghazi because of “legal counsel,” but she did say her work at that time was primarily on the occurrence.

    “Whoever was in my work computer, the only thing I was working on were work-related things with CBS were big stories I guess during the time period in questions were I guess Benghazi and ‘Fast and Furious.’ The intruders did have access to personal information including passwords to my financial accounts and so on, but didn’t tamper with those, so they weren’t interested in stealing my identity or doing things to my finances. So people can decide on their own what they might have been trying to do in there.”

    When asked how she felt about being hacked, Attkisson had this to say:

    “Even apart from this specific incident with my computers … I operate as though someone is looking at what I do, just because that’s the safest thing,” Attkisson said. “While it’s upsetting to have that sort of intrusion done, it’s also not that unexpected.”

    Attkisson also confirmed that the investigation is still ongoing, and that she still has questions about the way the Benghazi incident was handled.

    “We’re continuing to move forward aggressively, CBS News takes this very seriously, as do I. I think whenever an unauthorized party comes into the home of an American, whether it’s any private citizen or journalist and gets in their house, searches their computers — these are computers my family uses — and they’re inserting or removing material for whatever their reasons are, I think that’s a really serious and disturbing matter and we’re gonna follow it up and keep pursuing it.”

     
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    Re: CBS News confirms multiple breaches of Sharyl Attkisson’s computer

    Obama thinks about Nixon and just laughs.....

    since it's Obama nobody cares.......

     
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    Re: CBS News confirms multiple breaches of Sharyl Attkisson’s computer

    In response to StalkingButler's comment:

    To be fair, we don't know who did it. However, we have our suspicions.

     



    Isn't that a relief.

     

     

     
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    Re: CBS News confirms multiple breaches of Sharyl Attkisson’s computer

    The assumption that the government would need to hack her machine, given the discussion we are having about NSA capabilities strikes me as strange. Thats like Superman using a hidden camera in his shoe to get upskirt shots despite the fact that he has x ray vision. 

    Nevermind the fact that as a reporter she could be working up stories on any number of topics that would make her a target for random hackers or others interested in keeping something from coming to the light of day. 

     
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    The assumption that the government would need to hack her machine, given the discussion we are having about NSA capabilities strikes me as strange. Thats like Superman using a hidden camera in his shoe to get upskirt shots despite the fact that he has x ray vision. 

    Nevermind the fact that as a reporter she could be working up stories on any number of topics that would make her a target for random hackers or others interested in keeping something from coming to the light of day. 



    Could be. If she is lying about what stories she was covering. That would seem pretty easily debunked if true though.

     
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    Re: CBS News confirms multiple breaches of Sharyl Attkisson’s computer

    "I operate as though someone is looking at what I do, just because that’s the safest thing,” Attkisson said. “While it’s upsetting to have that sort of intrusion done, it’s also not that unexpected.”

     

    And much of the country seems to agree...as detestable as the policy may be.

     

     

     

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