CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson has provided more details on the hacking of her work and home computers. Attkisson told CBS Philadelphia reporter Dom Giordano that the computers that were hacked were only used for her reporting work, and for a few personal financial purposes. As a national broadcast network reporter, Attkisson’s salary is likely well above that of most Americans, yet the hacker or hackers showed no interest in her financial life at all.
“The intruders did have access to personal information including passwords to my financial accounts and so on, but didn’t tamper with those, so they weren’t interested in stealing my identity or doing things to my finances. So people can decide on their own what they might have been trying to do in there,” Attkisson said.
Through forensics, investigators have ruled out malware or any phishing schemes. There was a person or group of people accessing Attkisson’s computers, and they had the ability to turn the machines on and off remotely.Attkisson first became suspicious when the machines were turning on or waking up from sleep state at odd times.
Attkisson says she was working on just two things when her machines were hacked: Fast and Furious, and Benghazi.