Phishing In Hillary Clinton’s Emails

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We should have all seen it coming.  After all, Bill and Hillary’s private family server has been rumored to be not so secure.  A whole lot of people had the email address she was using to both receive and disseminated classified information.

But, Phishing?  As in getting an email with an attachment and opening it only to get a virus embedded on the computer?

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.

Since Hillary Clinton hasn’t driven in a couple decades, it’s doubtful she fell for the speeding ticket scam, especially since the name of the city where it happened was supposedly spelled wrong.  However, this does raise an interesting question: what sort of internet security DID the Clintons have?  Hillary has repeatedly said that the server was secure.  Really?

Most commercial antivirus software at the time would have detected the software, identified it as dangerous and prevented users from infecting themselves. It was unclear if the State Department’s network security would have flagged the infected message, or what precautions were in place protecting Clinton’s server in the basement of her home in Chappaqua.

Uh, yeah.

The emails with the infectious virus were received on the account in a matter of hours on August 3, 2011.  The group of emails were included in the tranche released on Wednesday, September 30.  There is no indication on whether or not Hillary actually clicked on any of the infected attachments.

Source article from My Way News

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A resident of Flyover Country, Cultural Limits is a rare creature in American Conservatism - committed to not just small government, Christianity and traditional social roles, but non-profits and high arts and culture. Watching politics, observing human behavior and writing are all long-time interests. In her other life, CL writes romance novels under her nom de plume, Patricia Holden (@PatriciaHoldenAuthor on Facebook), and crochets like a mad woman (designs can be found on Facebook @BohemianFlairCrochet and on Pinterest on the Bohemian Flair Crochet board). In religion, CL is Catholic; in work, the jill of all trades when it comes to fundraising software manipulation and event planning; in play, a classically trained soprano and proud citizen of Cardinal Nation, although, during hockey season, Bleeds Blue. She lives in the Mid-Mississippi River Valley with family and two cute and charming tyrants...make that toy dogs.