Tuesday, April 07, 2015

HILLARY CLINTON SHOT AND CHASER: White House and State Dept. Hacked by Foreign Nationals Edition

Not literally a shot and chaser by Hillary (though word has it she may have a few issues with, uhm, over-imbibing). But one of our Ed Driscoll-style virtual shot-and-chaser vignettes.

SHOT: Top Spy: Hillary's Emails 'Likely' Hacked by China, Russia, Iran
A top intelligence official under President Obama, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, says that the chances Hillary Clinton's private emails were hacked is "very high." Flynn, who ran the Defense Intelligence Agency but is now retired, called it hackings "likely" ...

...Kelly asked, "What do you think the odds are that the Chinese, the Russians hacked into that server and her e-mail account?"

"Very high," Flynn said without hesitation. "Likely."


"Yep. Likely. They're very good at it. China, Russia, Iran, potentially the North Koreans. And other countries who may be 'our allies' because they can."

Flynn said we "all ought to be asked" about Hillary Clinton's emails and the security surrounding her private account.

CHASER: How the U.S. thinks Russians hacked the White House
Russian hackers behind the damaging cyber intrusion of the State Department in recent months used that perch to penetrate sensitive parts of the White House computer system, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation.

While the White House has said the breach only ever affected an unclassified system, that description belies the seriousness of the intrusion. The hackers had access to sensitive information such as real-time non-public details of the president's schedule. While such information is not classified, it is still highly sensitive and prized by foreign intelligence agencies..

...The State Department computer system has been bedeviled by signs that despite efforts to lock them out, the Russian hackers have been able to reenter the system. One official says the Russian hackers have "owned" the State Department system for months and it is not clear the hackers have been fully eradicated from the system.

As in many hacks, investigators believe the White House intrusion began with a phishing email that was launched using a State Department email account that the hackers had taken over, according to the U.S. officials.

So, in addition to seemingly committing one or more felonies, Hillary Clinton's reckless disregard for security protocols may well have harmed the national defense interests of the United States.

Though, given leading Democrats' recent behavior, it may be that their mission is to directly damage U.S. national security interests.

Hat tip: BadBlue News.

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