For those who’ve missed it, CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson had her computers hacked – and CBS verified this. She’s been virtually the only journalist in the mainstream media who does her job – and she does it admirably – reporting on stories like Fast and Furious (for which she won an award – even though CBS kept her from receiving it) and Benghazi.
“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.”
HotAir notes that she was on Bill “Breathes Heavy At Deborah Norville” O’Reilly the other night and stated she’s pretty sure she knows who did it.
The likely suspect, which when she confirms will be 100%, as the rest of her reporting always is, is probably going to be the US govt. What branch of the US govt or how is probably the big question – whether it’s Eric Holder’s DOJ or Hillary’s State Department or maybe even the Department of Energy or another agency she offended by reporting the facts.
Regardless, they chose a very poor target for snooping on.
And if those targeting her escalate things, it’s worth noting that her reporting has earned her the respect of some communities of rough men (and women) that provide physical security, and would be willing to do so.
Her reporting on Benghazi got her friends from Little Creek to Coronado, and her reporting on Fast and Furious got her friends from Brownsville to San Diego and Washington state to Maine… state.