Friday, June 14, 2013

CONFIRMED: CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson's Computer Hacked

One of the rare reporters doing actual journalism at the so-called "legacy" media (aka Lapdog Media) is Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News. She is one of the rare big media journalists who has investigated Fast and Furious, as well as BenghaziGate.

Today, CBS has confirmed claims by Attkisson made earlier that her computer had been hacked.

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."

"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."

Several months ago, Attkisson had reported suspected intrusions of her computers, including her CBS News work computer, prompting CBS News to hire a firm to look into the hacking.

At this time, no one has determined who the hacker might be. CBS noted they are not accusing the Federal Government of hacking her computer.

But when AP's and James Rosen of Fox news' phone records have been seized by Eric Holder, you can't help but be suspicious and not trust the government.

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