CBS News announced Friday that correspondent Sharyl Attkisson’s computer was hacked by “an unauthorized, external, unknown party on multiple occasions,” confirming Attkisson’s previous revelation of the hacking.
CBS News spokeswoman Sonya McNair said that a cybersecurity firm hired by CBS News “has determined through forensic analysis” that “Attkisson’s computer was accessed by an unauthorized, external, unknown party on multiple occasions in late 2012.”
The timeframe is when she was reporting on Benghazi. CBS takes the time at the end of the story to cover Obama’s ass for him, since they are, after all, in the tank. But for those who aren’t Obama-worshipers, it’s well known that Obama targets reporters who aren’t in lockstep with the administration (and that’s even before the James Rosen case).
Attkisson has integrity, and every claim she makes turns out to be the case. Too bad there are so few people who listen to her, aside from those who want her silenced.
She’s been right on Fast and Furious and Benghazi and a dozen other Obama scandals that her employers at CBS and the Obama administration want her to shut up about.
“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.”
Aside from the US government, which actively hates her reporting, the only other people who’ve done this kind of hacking in recent memory are the Russian hackers who snagged the East Anglia Climate Research Unit’s lying Manbearpig data. Chinese hackers would probably have little interest in a reporter writing about Benghazi, and independent hackers would also have little interest – especially when she’d be publishing info anyway.
Using Occam’s razor, the answer is the US government – the Obama administration.
For some reason, this song comes to mind: