Evidence Hillary Was Speared In Phishing Attack



The Smoking Gun reported: "SEPTEMBER 2--The FBI’s Hillary Clinton investigation turned up evidence that her e-mail accounts were targeted in multiple “spear phishing” attacks, one of which may have tricked the then-Secretary of State into clicking a malicious link included in the correspondence.

An FBI investigative report released today includes a section on the “cyber targeting” of Clinton’s “personal E-mail and Associated Accounts” during her tenure at the State Department.Though riddled with redactions, the FBI report reveals that Clinton became concerned about the legitimacy of an e-mail purportedly sent to her “from the personal e-mail of a State official.” The e-mail sent to Clinton, the FBI noted, “contained a potentially malicious link.”

In reply to the suspect e-mail, Clinton wrote, “Is this really from you? I was worried about opening it!” The FBI report does not indicate to which e-mail account Clinton sent her response.

At one point, Clinton aide Huma Abedin wrote to an associate indicating that Clinton was concerned about someone “hacking into her email” since Clinton had received an e-mail from a “known...associate” containing “a link to a website with pornographic material.”

That declaration is followed by two redacted lines. The FBI report then picks up with this statement: “Open source information indicated, if opened, the targeted user’s device may have been infected, and information would have been sent to at least three computers overseas, including one in Russia.”

The FBI report also notes that Clinton received a March 2011 memo alerting her to an increase of “cyber actors targeting State employees’ personal e-mail accounts.” The e-mail urged State officials to limit their use of personal e-mail accounts for official business since “some compromised home systems have been reconfigured by these actors to automatically forward copies of all composed e-mails to an undisclosed recipient.”

The whole article with a whole raft of links is over at the smoking gun. 

Especially in politics it is a good idea to apply the policy of setting a good example, because if you don't the fallout can be severe. Here is a well-documented example of a politician not following their department policy of taking regular security awareness training courses, and I am sure she is not the only one. This is a quote from the dailycaller site:

"Glaring shortcomings in cyber-security training throughout the State Department on former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s watch reflected a pervasive anti-security “culture” she encouraged there, according to multiple former intelligence and military officials.

Simply not a good idea for any politician, whether from the left or the right.

 


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