Phishing Of Hillary Clinton's Private Email Linked To Russian Hackers
Maybe this is one of those glass-half-full/glass-half-empty things: the Associated Press is reporting that Russian hackers attempted to infiltrate Hillary Clinton’s private email account back in 2011. Maybe they were unsuccessful! My God.
In the pre-dawn hours of August 3, infected emails disguised as speeding tickets were sent to Hillary’s private email account with instructions to print the attached tickets. Had she followed the instructions, information from her computer—this is the Secretary of State we’re talking about, not some other Hillary Clinton—would have been transmitted to multiple overseas computers.
Maybe it’s not so bad?
This is absurd hysteria - they were garden-variety phishing emails people receive routinely... https://t.co/5ArInsb2Ul— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) September 30, 2015
Hilariously, this attempted hack came just days after Hillary joked via email about Chinese hackers disrupting her private email. Who’s laughing now? Russian hackers, probably.