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Friday, June 14, 2013

CBS Confirms Multiple Computer Break-ins

From the Washington Post (h/t Instapundit):

“A cyber security firm hired by CBS News has determined through forensic analysis that Sharyl Attkisson’s computer was accessed by an unauthorized, external, unknown party on multiple occasions late in 2012. Evidence suggests this party performed all access remotely using Attkisson’s accounts. While no malicious code was found, forensic analysis revealed an intruder had executed commands that appeared to involve search and exfiltration of data.

This party also used sophisticated methods to remove all possible indications of unauthorized activity, and alter system times to cause further confusion.

CBS News is taking steps to identify the responsible party and their method of access.”
Glenn Reynolds notes that if the intruders could do this (and we all have a good idea who the intruders were), couldn't they have just as easily planted information? 

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