CBS News Says Reporter's PC Was Hacked

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CBS News recently announced that correspondent Sharyl Attkisson's computer was hacked by "an unauthorized, external, unknown party on multiple occasions in late 2012" (h/t Softpedia).

"Evidence suggests this party performed all access remotely using Attkisson's accounts," CBS News spokeswoman Sonya McNair said. "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."

Still, CBS News stated, "To be clear, the federal government has not been accused in the intrusion of Attkisson's computer; CBS News is continuing to work to identify the responsible party."

The Washington Post notes that the Justice Department also issued the following statement last month: "To our knowledge, the Justice Department has never compromised Ms. Attkisson’s computers, or otherwise sought any information from or concerning any telephone, computer, or other media device she may own or use."