An investigation by the FBI indicates evidence showing Hillary Clinton’s accounts were attacked by spear phishing scams. One tricked the former Secretary of State into clicking malicious links that were included in the correspondence. A released report shows that she was cyber targeted in her personal email and associated accounts.
Clinton became concerned about the validity of the emails sent to her. The FBI also acknowledged some emails contained potentially malicious links. This all took place on her private email server.
In response to one of the emails Clinton wrote,
“Is this really from you? I was worried about opening it!”
Her aide Huma Abedin even emailed a associated saying Clinton was worried about someone hacking into her private email since she had received an email with ab link to a site with pornographic items. While the FBI report does say she clicked on the link it doesn’t say how Clinton knew it was a phishy email.
Here’s the FBI report.
The FBI said their was,
“no additional information as to whether“the specific link referenced by Abedin was used as a vector to infect Clinton’s device.”
The report also says,
“Open source information indicated, if opened, the targeted user’s device may have been infected, and information would have been sent to at least three computers overseas, including one in Russia.”
Their were many redactions in the report. The report also shows that Clinton got a memo on March 2011 which alerted her to a sudden rise in
“cyber actors targeting State employees’ personal e-mail accounts.”
As well, the e-mail insisted State officials limit their use of the e-mail accounts on the private server to official business because
“some compromised home systems have been reconfigured by these actors to automatically forward copies of all composed e-mails to an undisclosed recipient.”
Shes been caught red handed again.