CBS News: Someone WAS pulling data from Sharyl Attkisson’s computer

Ed Morrissey
Hot Air

Remember this from last month?  On the heels of the revelation that the Department of Justice had been snooping on James Rosen’s e-mails because of his attempt to gain classified information on the administration’s efforts on North Korea from a leaker, Sharyl Attkisson told Chris Stigall on his radio show that her computer had been mysteriously hacked.  Attkisson, who has reported on Operation Fast and Furious and Benghazi and sparked ire from the White House while doing do, demurred on the source of the hacking but said CBS News was investigating it.

Erik Wemple reported earlier that CBS has corroborated Attkisson’s claim, and that whoever conducted it went after her material:

“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.”…

…What was going on in “late 2012″?  Well, that would have been the controversy over the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi. And, checking the record, we see that Attkisson had a very interesting scoop on October 20th, relying on anonymous military sources that called into question the Obama administration’s claim that they couldn’t have responded in time to assist in the attack…


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Related: At The Ulsterman Report regarding the Hot Air report:

That last sentence is perhaps the most chilling.  Intimidation of media is one thing – but it appears quite likely the real purpose of hacking into Attkinson’s computer was to obtain the identities of her military sources who were attempting to speak out against the Obama government.  Take that information and add it to all of the careers cut short, and even worse, the lives cut short of those in the military associated with the Obama regime…


Flashback: Justice Dept: ‘To Our Knowledge’ We Did Not Hack Attkisson’s Computer


 Update‘Appalling’: Brit Hume raps FBI chief over ‘potted plant defense’ in James Rosen case

…During a House Judiciary Committee hearing yesterday, FBI Director Robert Mueller was asked about the Justice Department’s investigation of Fox News reporter James Rosen. Mueller testified that he wasn’t familiar with the details of the case, much to the apparent surprise of Fox News’ Brit Hume and others…




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