CBS News said Friday that an investigation had confirmed that on multiple occasions, the computer of reporter Sharyl Attkisson was subject to “sophisticated” attacks.
From a statement by CBS:
Evidence suggests this party performed all access remotely using Attkisson’s accounts. While no malicious code was found, forensic analysis revealed 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. CBS News is taking steps to identify the responsible party and their method of access.
At the time Attkisson first suspected the attacks last December she was reporting on the administration’s response to Benghazi – one of the only mainstream reporters at the time taking the issue seriously. Attkisson, who has been nearly alone among the mainstream press in consistently seeking to apply accountability to the administration and investigate its possible misdoings, also reported extensively on the “Fast and Furious” gun running scandal.