Cybersecurity

CBS's Sharyl Attkisson Upset Over Hacking

Who targeted her and her employer? Mr. Holder?

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CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson on Monday said she is "outraged" her computer was hacked and called it "a very serious and disturbing matter."

Attkisson told "CBS This Morning" she reported her concern that her work and personal computers were being compromised to CBS News management in January, and they hired a cyber security firm to conduct an investigation. CBS News on Friday said Attkisson's computer had been compromised and accessed "by an unauthorized, external, unknown party on multiple occasions" in late 2012.

"There were signs of unusual happenings in my home for many months and that included odd behavior of both my work and my personal computers," Attkisson said. " One example was the computers began turning themselves off and then back on again during the night. I was able to verify and obtain some of the information on the suspicious activities and I reported that to CBS News management in January."

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  1. Holy self-evident headlines, Batman!

  2. And I’m willing to bet a month’s pay this twit cast her vote twice for the shit sandwich that is Obama.

    1. Not so sure on that one. From her Wikipedia profile:

      In 2012, CBS News accepted an Investigative Reporting Award given to Attkisson’s reporting on ATF’s Fast and Furious gunwalker controversy. The award was from Accuracy in Media, an American, non-profit news media watchdog group, and was presented at a Conservative Political Action Conference. In June 2012, Attkisson’s investigative reporting for the Gunwalker story also won the CBS Evening News the Radio and Television News Directors Association’s National Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Video Investigative Reporting. The award will be presented October 8, 2012 in New York City. Additionally, in July 2012, Attkisson’s Gunwalker: Fast and Furious reporting received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Investigative Journalism.

      Sounds like she’s been a thorn in Dear Leader’s side for a bit, now. Doesn’t rule her out as voting for him, but she certainly doesn’t appear to have been shilling for him.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sharyl_Attkisson

    2. Media Matters seems to have hated her for a while (they’ve been tracking her reporting since 2007), and the Washington Post says she’s been a “persistent voice of news-media skepticism about the government’s story” on Benghazi. That further casts doubt on her as a potential Obama voter. Of course, it doesn’t really matter, but it was interesting to investigate.

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