James Rosen of Fox News was in the spotlight recently for being the target of Eric Holder's Department of Justice email grabs. He probably wasn't the only reporter targeted at Fox News.
But this one at CBS really is intriguing. Sharyl Attkisson is a reporter there who was actively pursuing the mysteries of Fast and Furious and the Benghazi terrorist attack. The Obama administration has made it clear they want both of those topics to disappear. Now we learn that her office and home computers were mysteriously hacked. See this from CBSnews.com Sharyl Attkisson on computer hacking: "I'm outraged".
"The unauthorized party accessed the CBS computer at my home on multiple occasions, and specifically in December, they used sophisticated methods to cover their tracks, meaning they tried to remove the indications of their previous unauthorized activity," she said. "We're not prepared to talk more about the who's and who did this today, but the intruder is considered highly skilled and used very sophisticated methods."
Emphasis mine. More:
Speaking of the invasion of the computers, Attkisson said, "When any unauthorized party comes into the home of an American -- whether it's a private citizen or a journalist -- and searches through their computers, inserting or removing material for whatever their reason is, it's a very serious and disturbing matter.
"I'm outraged that anyone would do such a thing and CBS News takes all of this very seriously."
That's good news that CBS News is taking it seriously. It was only last month that Attkisson was in jeopardy of losing her job over her aggressive coverage of the Obama admin. See Top Obama official’s brother is president of CBS News, may drop reporter over Benghazi coverage. Maybe the prospect of a government spy job on her made it too untimely to give her the pink slip.
In any event, the problem with these sophisticated spyware programs, the FBI's CIPAV for example, is that they are undetectable by the off-the-shelf anti virus programs. And the really frightening aspect about this whole thing is the possibility that we all may have that type spyware lurking in our hard drives just waiting for the command to forward it to the NSA, the FBI, Eric Holder, Obama, China, or even the kid down the street.
Attkisson and CBS should do us all a favor and publish a way for us ordinary slobs to sniff out spyware like that on our own computers.