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    CBS News confirms multiple breaches of Sharyl Attkisson’s computer

    By Erik Wemple,
    June 14, 2013

    CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson revealed in May that her computer had been compromised. When asked about the situation, CBS News responded with a statement that it was conducting an investigation.

    That investigation has reached the following conclusions, according to CBS News spokeswoman Sonya McNair:

    “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.


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    Now why would the DOJ issue a response regarding the hacking of Ms. Attkisson's computers? I wonder if her phones and those of her family were also tapped too?

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

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    By Erik Wemple,
    June 14, 2013

    CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson revealed in May that her computer had been compromised. When asked about the situation, CBS News responded with a statement that it was conducting an investigation.

    That investigation has reached the following conclusions, according to CBS News spokeswoman Sonya McNair:

    “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.


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    CBS News confirms multiple breaches of Sharyl Attkisson’s computer

    Now why would the DOJ issue a response regarding the hacking of Ms. Attkisson's computers? I wonder if her phones and those of her family were also tapped too?
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    Re: CBS News confirms multiple breaches of Sharyl Attkisson’s computer

    Quote Originally Posted by Wehrwolfen View Post
    By Erik Wemple,
    June 14, 2013

    CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson revealed in May that her computer had been compromised. When asked about the situation, CBS News responded with a statement that it was conducting an investigation.

    That investigation has reached the following conclusions, according to CBS News spokeswoman Sonya McNair:

    “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.


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    CBS News confirms multiple breaches of Sharyl Attkisson’s computer

    Now why would the DOJ issue a response regarding the hacking of Ms. Attkisson's computers? I wonder if her phones and those of her family were also tapped too?
    She mentioned that her computers at home were also involved in this.

    This was about the time she was reporting on Benghazi. Apparently this was a hack with a high level of sophistication.

    So..... who might that be?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wehrwolfen View Post
    By Erik Wemple,
    June 14, 2013

    CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson revealed in May that her computer had been compromised. When asked about the situation, CBS News responded with a statement that it was conducting an investigation.

    That investigation has reached the following conclusions, according to CBS News spokeswoman Sonya McNair:

    “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.


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    CBS News confirms multiple breaches of Sharyl Attkisson’s computer

    Now why would the DOJ issue a response regarding the hacking of Ms. Attkisson's computers? I wonder if her phones and those of her family were also tapped too?
    Why on earth didn't you post this story breaking news? It certainly would get more activity there.

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    CBS News Confirms Multiple Breaches Of Sharyl Attkisson's Computer

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    CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson revealed in May that her computer had been compromised. When asked about the situation, CBS News responded with a statement that it was conducting an investigation.That investigation has reached the following conclusions, according to CBS News spokeswoman Sonya McNair:

    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.

    The Attkisson-computer story surfaced when Attkisson appeared on a Philadelphia radio program amid the news about the Justice Department’s snooping on reporters. WPHT 1210 host Chris Stigall asked Attkisson whether she’d been the victim of any such tactics. She responded, “Well, um, I’m not ready to fully speak publicly about some things that have affected me because I’m trying to be methodical and careful about what I say, but there has been an issue in my house and there’s been an issue with my computers that’s gone on for quite a long time that we’re looking into.”

    The CBS News reporter was then asked whether her issue related to the experience of Fox News reporter James Rosen, who’d been the target of Justice Department snooping. She responded: “Well, I don’t know details of his — I only know what I’ve read but I think there could be some relationship between these types of things and what’s happened to me.”

    The Justice Department issued this statement not long after Attkisson’s claims:

    "To our knowledge, the Justice Department has never compromised Ms. Attkisson’s computers, or otherwise sought any information from or concerning any telephone, computer, or other media device she may own or use."
    CBS News confirms multiple breaches of Sharyl Attkisson’s computer - WaPo

    attkisson is a pistol, the tiffany teller outfront on solyndra and f&f

    but it's her investigative work on benghazi that broke the back

    Sharyl Attkisson's computers compromised - POLITICO.com

    ms attkisson really blew out three bombshells outta benghazi

    the first appeared on may 5, it simply foretold what the 3 whistleblowing witnesses were gonna say to evil issa

    mark hicks, acting mission chief upon the death of stevens, would say they were all screaming for help, send reinforcements, only to be left "helpless and abandoned"

    "what about aviano?" the besieged ambassador begged

    "no"

    hicks testified that "everyone in the mission thought it was a terrorist attack from the get go"

    mark thompson, asst secty for counterterrorism, told the interrogators he and his csg, counterterrorsim security group, the vehicle designed especially "to react to these kinds of things," was locked out of the response (what response?) as well as the (partial, therefore, by definition) post-incident review conducted by the arb

    hicks, thompson and "others whose accounts are at odds with official government statements about benghazi have reported feeling marginalized, intimidated and/or subjected to threats of retaliation"

    attkisson's second scoop was printed the next day, may 6

    it reported the stand down order issued to lt col gibson as the response team was loading that lonely c130 in tripoli

    "in stark contrast to assertions from the obama administration"

    the phone call said, "you can't go, you do not have the authority to go"

    then, very strangely, ms atkisson was contacted (may 17) by some half dozen members of the white house staff, who whispered to her "on condition of anonymity so that they could be more frank in their assessments"

    it was "incompetence rather than malice or coverup," they assured her, that led to the stunning series of failures and misfortunes which befell our forces in africa in the weeks and months preceding the attack, the 8 hours of violence themselves, as well as the 9 months which have ensued since

    "we're the idiots," was the white house word, passed on to the public by the spied upon reporter from the luce group

    we shoulda dispatched fest, owns up the admin, we shoulda "convened" thompson's csg, our in-extremis force shouldn't have been training in croatia (on 9-11), we shouldn't have said spontaneous protest, shouldn't have blamed the video, shoulda released the email chain that resulted in scrubbing the truth ("terrorists with ties to al qaeda," "jihad" and "ansar al sharia") while leaving in the lie ("spontaneous demonstrations")...

    except the self described "idiots" have still NOT released that email chain, have they?

    do you find obama's behavior a bit bizarre?

    "it was a mistake not using the word terrorism," they whisper to attkisson so she can shout it to the world

    the put upon reporter: "even today no one will say, on the record or even off, who was at the deputies' meeting on sept 15," the day before susan-rice-sunday, "where the talking points were dramatically pared down"

    why?

    why not?

    Three more officials to testify about Benghazi attacks - CBS News

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-...uring-attacks/

    White House officials on Benghazi: We're the idiots - CBS News

    someone's been spying on sharyl atkisson, that we know...

    maybe it was snowden?
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    Re: CBS News confirms multiple breaches of Sharyl Attkisson’s computer

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Why on earth didn't you post this story breaking news? It certainly would get more activity there.
    Beside the point, why don't you respond to the content, rather than the placement of the article? If the powers that be care to move it to "Breaking News" let them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    She mentioned that her computers at home were also involved in this.

    This was about the time she was reporting on Benghazi. Apparently this was a hack with a high level of sophistication.

    So..... who might that be?
    H'm were secret warrants signed off by Eric Holder, or did he recuse himself. Then again was this like and electronic Water-Gate incident?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wehrwolfen View Post
    Beside the point, why don't you respond to the content, rather than the placement of the article? If the powers that be care to move it to "Breaking News" let them.
    I think it's significant news that her computer was tampered with and this story is not suitable for a partisan debate. let's get this investigated and let the chips fall where they fall. I am not interested playing partisan politics on this story.

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

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    The intrusions were detected in December, when Attkisson was reporting almost exclusively on the government’s response to the terrorist attacks on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya. The attack on Sept. 11, 2012, killed four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens. Attkisson has previously investigated the Department of Justice’s gun-tracking operation known as “Fast and Furious.”

    Attkisson said she had noticed unusual activity in her CBS-issued laptop and her home computer, such as dormant computers spontaneously “waking up” at odd hours. The unusual activity, which also had included disruptions on her home phone line, predate the December 2012 breach that CBS confirmed.

    She said in an interview Friday that she was “outraged” by the breach, which did not appear to be aimed at extracting personal financial information.

    “This wasn’t any ordinary malware of a phishing attempt,” that is, an effort to gain personal information, she said. “I assume someone wanted to see what I was working on.”

    “The privacy and security of every American citizen in his own home, not to mention the work of a journalist, is sacrosanct. The idea that an unknown party could come into your home electronically is upsetting and disturbing. . . . People should be disturbed that a reporter would be spied on and intimidated this way. I do feel that this was an attempt to make me feel intimidated.”
    CBS confirms reporter Sharyl Attkison's computer breached - The Washington Post

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

    Is CBS going to continue to employ her?
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