September 30, 2015

Report: Multiple Efforts Were Made To Hack Clinton’s Email Server

According to a new report from The Associated Press, Russian hackers made multiple attempts to hack Hillary Clinton’s private email server:

Russia-linked hackers tried at least five times to pry into Hillary Rodham Clinton’s private email account while she was secretary of state, emails released Wednesday show. It is unclear if she clicked on any attachment and exposed her account.

Clinton received the infected emails, disguised as speeding tickets, over four hours early on the morning of Aug. 3, 2011. The emails instructed recipients to print the attached tickets, which would have allowed hackers to take control of their computers.

Security researchers who analyzed the malicious software in September 2011 said that infected computers would transmit information from victims to at least three server computers overseas, including one in Russia. That doesn’t necessarily mean Russian intelligence or citizens were responsible.

Clinton has said repeatedly that the unusual homebrew server she used was secure.

Despite Clinton saying in March 2015 that her server had “numerous safeguards,” it seems all she would need to have done to be hacked was click on an email attachment:

And Clinton told Wolf Blitzer earlier this month there “was no evidence” anyone had hacked her server:

Despite Clinton’s repeated claims that her homebrew server was never hacked, this report provides the clearest piece of evidence yet that Hillary Clinton’s reckless and irresponsible decision to use a secret email server compromised the national security of the United States of America.