First reported in 2013, CBS confirmed at the time that the computer of their then-reporter Sharyl Attkisson had been bugged.
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.
But CBS reports that wasn’t all that was done to her computer.
…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.
The time period of this electronic intrusion coincides with her reporting on Benghazi and the Fast and Furious scandal. An Amazon.com blurb about Attkisson’s newly released book confirms this.
Seasoned CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson reveals how she has been electronically surveilled while digging deep into the Obama Administration and its scandals.
In her new book, Attkkisson claims an inside source told her the bugging into her computer was done by a government agency.
[The hacking was done by] a sophisticated entity that used commercial, nonattributable spyware that’s proprietary to a government agency: either the CIA, FBI, the Defense Intelligence Agency or the National Security Agency.
Attkisson quit working for CBS following claims that they were stonewalling her on her various stories that put President Obama in an unfavorable light. She has since set up her own website, writing investigative stories her way, under the banner of “Untouchable stories. Fearless reporting.”