Here’s The List Of Countries Who Could Have CIA Names Thanks To Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton’s private email server took on an added dimension of seriousness today as the Associated Press reported that Clinton’s use of a private email server jeopardized the real identities of CIA personnel.
According to the report, Clinton’s private server hosted 47 emails that contained real CIA employee’s names. Additionally, as the Associated Press has already reported her server’s set-up made it especially vulnerable to hackers:
“The private email server running in Hillary Rodham Clinton’s home basement when she was secretary of state was connected to the Internet in ways that made it more vulnerable to hackers while using software that could have been exploited, according to data and documents reviewed by The Associated Press.”
Thus it is a distinct possibility that the 47 emails that contain CIA identifies are in the hands of foreign governments:
“At least 47 of the emails contain the notation ‘B3 CIA PERS/ORG,’ which indicates the material referred to CIA personnel or matters related to the agency. And because both Clinton’s server and the State Department systems were vulnerable to hacking, the perpetrators could have those original emails, and now the publicly released, redacted versions showing exactly which sections refer to CIA personnel.”
Reporting after Clinton’s private server became public knowledge shows that Clinton’s server was the subject of hacking attempts from China, South Korea and Germany:
“Hillary Clinton’s private email server containing tens of thousands of messages from her tenure as secretary of state — including more than 400 now considered classified —was the subject of hacking attempts from China, South Korea and Germany after she stepped down in 2013, according to Congressional investigators.”
While former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has added that it’s likely that Russia and Iran tried to hack Clinton’s private server as well:
HEWITT: “One of your colleagues, Mike Morell, said on this program, or actually agreed with my assertion that almost certainly, Russians, Chinese and Iranians had compromised the home brew server of the former Secretary of State. He agreed with that. Do you agree with his assessment of my assessment?” GATES: “Well, given the fact that the Pentagon acknowledges that they get attacked about 100,000 times a day, I think the odds are pretty high.”
Governments were not the only ones who hacked Clinton’s private server. Romanian hacker Guccifer has claimed to have hacked Clinton’s email:
“The Romanian hacker who first exposed Hillary Clinton’s private email address is making a bombshell new claim — that he also gained access to the former Secretary of State’s ‘completely unsecured’ server. ‘It was like an open orchid on the Internet,’ Marcel Lehel Lazar, who uses the devilish handle Guccifer, told NBC News in an exclusive interview from a prison in Bucharest. ‘There were hundreds of folders.’”
This means that at least five foreign nations, as well as a foreign hacker, could have the real identities of an untold number of CIA personnel. While Clinton’s surrogates try to defend her use of a private email server by saying it endangered no one, this news is yet another reminder that Clinton’s scandal transcends politics to become one of national security.