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    Re: CBS News Confirms Multiple Breaches Of Sharyl Attkisson's Computer

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I think the crux of the question is, what did the hacker get out of accessing her computer? From there, perhaps we could make an educated guess as to just who that person was.
    Could be that she was hacked because someone was dying to know who got who on the Secret Santa list... but I sort of doubt it

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

    LGF thinks it's just a coincidence, then. Well...

    It doesn't look like Johnson (of LGF) read the report. The description of the attack doesn't fit a virus or worm.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    LGF thinks it's just a coincidence, then. Well...

    It doesn't look like Johnson (of LGF) read the report. The description of the attack doesn't fit a virus or worm.
    Here is what the report said:

    Eugene H. Spafford, a Purdue University professor and specialist in computer security, said that Attkisson’s initial statements about computer intrusions left open a wide field of possibilities, from viruses to botnet activity to acquaintances to criminal gangs to the government. The Erik Wemple Blog asked Spafford for his take after looking over the CBS News statement. “The details given are too sparse to really be able to say anything new,” he responded.

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    Re: CBS News Confirms Multiple Breaches Of Sharyl Attkisson's Computer

    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."
    CBS News confirms Sharyl Attkisson's computer hacked - CBS News

    so much for little green viruses

    (you can still sign their gay marriage petition, however)

    stay tuned---to the news

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

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Here is what the report said:

    Eugene H. Spafford, a Purdue University professor and specialist in computer security, said that Attkisson’s initial statements about computer intrusions left open a wide field of possibilities, from viruses to botnet activity to acquaintances to criminal gangs to the government. The Erik Wemple Blog asked Spafford for his take after looking over the CBS News statement. “The details given are too sparse to really be able to say anything new,” he responded.


    The fun is only beginning in all of these investigations. The Congress is hopefully going to grow a pair and appoint a Special Prosecutor to investigate the DOJ. Holder is obviously a corrupt and corrupted mouthpiece for the Obama Administration and needs to be tracked and held to account.

    If all of the investigations are run through the DOJ, we will never find out what's going one and we will be the laughing stock of the world. In no time we'll find that the UN will send Egyptians to monitor our elections. And we'll be thankful that they have come to help clean up the mess.

    If we can insert a reputable and honest person into the AG's office, we have a chance of finding out what's going on. Of course we will only get more of Obama's henchmen in there so there's no real hope of working any good through the DOJ to control the DOJ.
    I am not of the mind that a man is either of science or of religion. At his best and his worst, man exists in the misty glimmering where the falling angel meets the rising ape. That he chooses a direction from that point defines him as human.

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

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    Re: CBS News Confirms Multiple Breaches Of Sharyl Attkisson's Computer

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Of course, with this administration such a denial could mean they had nothing to do with it, but could just as easily mean that they simply chose to provide "the least untruthful answer" regarding their criminal intrusion.
    Limbaugh Theorem - nothing touches Obama. But Obama hires people that are fanatics, and take action on their own maybe. Of course he didn't know this when he hired them.
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    Re: CBS News confirms multiple breaches of Sharyl Attkisson’s computer

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

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Here is what the report said:

    Eugene H. Spafford, a Purdue University professor and specialist in computer security, said that Attkisson’s initial statements about computer intrusions left open a wide field of possibilities, from viruses to botnet activity to acquaintances to criminal gangs to the government. The Erik Wemple Blog asked Spafford for his take after looking over the CBS News statement. “The details given are too sparse to really be able to say anything new,” he responded.
    That's not the report, though, it's a comment on the report.

    They said that there was no malicious code left on the computer, which would seem to rule out a worm or a virus as I understand it. Also, it was an attack by an external agent of some kind, doing searches and changing things to conceal the intrusion.

    I hate to jump to conclusions, but yes, it was Joe Biden, flexing his hacking chops from his lair at the Naval Observatory. He was trying to snatch a copy of Attkisson's turkey chili recipe.

    Sorry, but I can't reveal my sources.

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    Re: CBS News Confirms Multiple Breaches Of Sharyl Attkisson's Computer

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Limbaugh Theorem - nothing touches Obama. But Obama hires people that are fanatics, and take action on their own maybe. Of course he didn't know this when he hired them.
    Mob bosses never have to say "kill that guy."

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