CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson says her computers have been compromised

CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson says her computers have been compromised

Sharyl AttkissonAlthough she is not naming names (cough — OBAMA!) Emmy-award winning CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson claims her personal and work computers have been compromised and are under investigation.

Attkisson told Politico’s Dylan Byers:

I can confirm that an intrusion of my computers has been under some investigation on my end for some months but I’m not prepared to make an allegation against a specific entity today as I’ve been patient and methodical about this matter. I need to check with my attorney and CBS to get their recommendations on info we make public.

In an earlier interview with WPHT in Philadelphia, Byers writes, Attkisson said that while she did not know the full details of the intrustion, “there could be some relationship between these things and what’s happened to James [Rosen].” Rosen is a reporter with the Fox News Channel, who is in the spotlight following a report that the Justice Department is investigating his personal records. Notes Byers:

On Sunday, The Washington Post reported that the Justice Dept. had searched Rosen’s personal e-mails and tracked his visits to the State Dept. The court affadavit described Rosen as “at the very least, either as an aider, abettor and/or co-conspirator” of his government source, presumably because he had solicited classified information from that source — an argument that has been heavily criticized by other journalists.

Attkisson has said that irregular activity on her computer was first identified in February 2011. At the time she was reporting on the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal and on the Obama administration’s green energy spending — both topics that, in her words, “the administration was very sensitive about.” Attkisson has also been a persistent investigator of the events surrounding last year’s attack in Benghazi, and its aftermath.


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