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Hacked Sharyl Attkisson tells O'Reilly: 'I Think I Know' Who Did It
Fox News ^ | 06/18/2013

Posted on 06/18/2013 6:49:21 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

O'REILLY: "Personal Story" segment tonight. CBS News announced on Friday that Investigative Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson's computer was hacked into late last year. This, combined with the James Rosen situation here at Fox News and the A.P. snooping, causing a lot of concern.

With us now on a Factor Cable Exclusive is Ms. Attkisson. So, when did you know that somebody was messing with your computer.

SHARYL ATTKISSON, INVESTIGATIVE CORRESPONDENT, CBS NEWS: Well, there were signs probably around 2011 but I don't think I recognized exactly what was going on until perhaps the fall of last year when so many things were happening in the Attkisson household, so many of sort of strange electronic related things that --

O'REILLY: Give me an example because I don't know anything about computers. Give me an example.

ATTKISSON: I know very little, too. But the computers coming on by themselves at night. My personal Apple desktop as well as my CBS --

O'REILLY: -- disappearing. You weren't even there, just popped on.

ATTKISSON: Right.

O'REILLY: OK.

ATTKISSON: I mean I was sleeping. So, they would come on in the middle of the night, sometimes one right after the other. By the time last fall came around, they would sometimes both be starting up kind of a cacophony of computer music at night, in the middle of the night.

O'REILLY: So, you had a personal and you had a business computer. And they both came on. Sounds like poltergeist.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ap; atf; attkisson; attkissoncomputer; banglist; cbs; doj; gunrunner; hacking; holder; murdergate; oreilly; policestate; rosen; sharylattkisson; surveillancestate; threatmatrix
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1 posted on 06/18/2013 6:49:21 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

2 posted on 06/18/2013 6:50:18 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: SeekAndFind

Key part of the conversation :

O’REILLY: Yes. But in order to go after somebody, you’ve got to have the suspicion. And I assume you have a suspicion.

You don’t have to tell me. I don’t want to get your lawyers mad. But I assume you have a suspicion.

ATTKISSON: Well, I think I know. But I am just not prepared to go into that. So, we’re continuing our investigation.


3 posted on 06/18/2013 6:50:34 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Could this be a setup? Blame a “conservative” hacker?


4 posted on 06/18/2013 6:50:57 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: ThomasMore
Could this be a setup? Blame a “conservative” hacker?

I doubt it. I think she's the real McCoy (i.e. reporter.)

5 posted on 06/18/2013 6:53:23 AM PDT by bkepley
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To: bkepley

I hope you’re right. And I hope they find the source.. (WH)


6 posted on 06/18/2013 6:54:20 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: bkepley

Prohably wind up being Booz & co.


7 posted on 06/18/2013 6:55:08 AM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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To: bkepley

She and Tapper are about the only MSM journalists that I find trustworthy.


8 posted on 06/18/2013 6:56:34 AM PDT by traderrob6
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To: SeekAndFind
I think I know who did it.

Hubba. Hubba. Hubba!

What? What are you looking at?

9 posted on 06/18/2013 6:57:22 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: SeekAndFind

She claimed that her computer(s) would turn on in the middle of the night.

Could be Microsoft and Windows. Win7 will do that, if it is in standby mode, even if updates are turned off. I notice occasionally on my desktop and laptop forced Windows upgrades, even though I have auto-update turned off.

Of course, MS was one of those said to be in thick with the FED for backdoor access. I recall comments and articles pre-Win7 claming that Win7 would have backdoor access built into it.


10 posted on 06/18/2013 6:58:30 AM PDT by TomGuy (.)
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To: txhurl

Do you mean Booz Allen Hamilton? Different company than Booz & Co.


11 posted on 06/18/2013 7:00:23 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: traderrob6

Her contract was soon to be up at CBS so I am sure it was not them spying on her. She has been doing great investigative work to the point of getting under the skin of the whitehut. I suspect it was some group loosely on paper but probably directly connected to the “reelection” fund which has no place in reality to even exist given the election is over. In other words, some minion of his excellency about whose involvement his excellency will have to await the morning newspaper to ascertain.


12 posted on 06/18/2013 7:00:50 AM PDT by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: TomGuy

So why didn’t she turn them off and unplug them ?


13 posted on 06/18/2013 7:05:15 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: TomGuy

Even if MS wasn’t involved it wouldnt be hard for the NSA to hack her PC.


14 posted on 06/18/2013 7:07:35 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: TomGuy
Could be Microsoft and Windows. Win7 will do that, if it is in standby mode, even if updates are turned off. I notice occasionally on my desktop and laptop forced Windows upgrades, even though I have auto-update turned off

Suuuuure....that's what they want you to think!

15 posted on 06/18/2013 7:08:12 AM PDT by pgkdan (Marco Rubio can go straight to hell!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Well, I think I know

...Obviously Sharyl thinks it is someone connected to the White House or the Obama campaign...otherwise, why waste our time with this.

16 posted on 06/18/2013 7:08:41 AM PDT by ghost of nixon
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To: oblomov

Yes, thank you.


17 posted on 06/18/2013 7:09:44 AM PDT by txhurl (RNC 'voter suppression': attempting to limit each voter to ONE vote!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Here is the in-order list of who CBS believes performed or authorized the hacking of their computers:

Dick Cheney
George Bush
Sarah Palin
The TEA Party
Michele Bachmann
Rush Limbaugh
Mark Levin
Sean Hannity
Ron Paul
Rand Paul
Ted Cruz


18 posted on 06/18/2013 7:11:15 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - Orwell)
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To: TomGuy

She said in the interview she was working on a Mac.


19 posted on 06/18/2013 7:11:30 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: SeekAndFind

Are there any non-NSA reasons why a computer would come on in the middle of the night? Our computer has done that, and when I tried to explain it to my computer geek Dear Hubby, he was not too concerned. But I can’t remember what he said about it.


20 posted on 06/18/2013 7:11:43 AM PDT by married21
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To: SeekAndFind
"So, they would come on in the middle of the night, sometimes one right after the other. By the time last fall came around, they would sometimes both be starting up kind of a cacophony of computer music at night, in the middle of the night."

Sounds like this was going on for a while. Why didn't she just start unplugging the computers (or removing the battery) before she went to bed at night?

21 posted on 06/18/2013 7:16:31 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: circlecity

Probably because she wasn’t paranoid enough to realize what was actually happening.


22 posted on 06/18/2013 7:18:17 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

lol perfect!


23 posted on 06/18/2013 7:18:57 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (Mr. President, can you hear a special prosecutor now?)
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To: married21

If you have automatic updates turned on the PC will wake up to download the updates. Other installed software, such as anti-virus, may also be updating.


24 posted on 06/18/2013 7:19:39 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: circlecity

It sounds like she was more concerned about collecting relevant evidence than being sleep disturbed.


25 posted on 06/18/2013 7:20:31 AM PDT by erlayman
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To: SeekAndFind

Let us all remember, in late 2011, what Attkisson was told over a phone conversation with White House and DOJ representatives while Attkisson was doing her investigation into Fast & Furious:

“They will tell you that I’m the only reporter, as they told me, that is not reasonable. They say The Washington Post is reasonable, the LA Times is reasonable, The New York Times is reasonable — I’m the only one who thinks this is a story, and they think I’m unfair and biased by pursuing it.”


26 posted on 06/18/2013 7:22:10 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: SeekAndFind; Joe Brower; Travis McGee; LucyT; vette6387; MetaThought; 60Gunner; XHogPilot; ...
Gunwalkers looking for what she knew and how she knew it. holder's doj/atf.

CBS VIDEOS, Sharyl Atkisson

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise. Thanks.


27 posted on 06/18/2013 7:26:38 AM PDT by MestaMachine (My caps work. You gotta earn them.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I think we ALL know who is behind this,Sharyl!!!


28 posted on 06/18/2013 7:26:47 AM PDT by bandleader
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To: ThomasMore
Could this be a setup? Blame a “conservative” hacker?

If it's a setup, they'll try to pin it on somebody at Fox.

29 posted on 06/18/2013 7:30:11 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: married21

Sure. I don’t know about Windows, but Macs have an “Energy Saver” control panel that you can set to startup every day at 7:00 AM or Thursdays at noon or whatever.


30 posted on 06/18/2013 7:35:26 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Personal Responsibility

Hannity ain’t smart enough to turn on a computer much less hack one


31 posted on 06/18/2013 7:36:25 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: married21

You can have the computer wake up and defragment the hard drive, virus scans, lots of maintenance items at a scheduled time.


32 posted on 06/18/2013 7:54:50 AM PDT by Geoffrey
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To: Izzy Dunne

I am a IT guy and we can turn on PC’s to apply never ending patches all the time but they have to be set up to allow it. If her personal Mac is starting up without her setting it up ahead of a very suspicious proposition. The Mac remote software for technical reasons usually will not work from outside if its home network. If her Mac is indeed “haunted” it is suspicious..very suspicious. I put nothing past Obama’s goons, nothing.


33 posted on 06/18/2013 8:13:17 AM PDT by gibsonguy
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To: bigbob

RE: Hannity ain’t smart enough to turn on a computer much less hack one

Neither is Obama, but they have something in common -— MONEY TO HIRE.


34 posted on 06/18/2013 8:13:19 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: gibsonguy

Oops, make that- If her personal Mac is starting up without her setting it up to allow it ahead of time it is a very suspicious proposition.


35 posted on 06/18/2013 8:23:20 AM PDT by gibsonguy
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To: ThomasMore

Rupert Murdoch?


36 posted on 06/18/2013 8:26:47 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: married21

If a computer that has automatic restart in case of power failure enabled(usually found in BIOS) ,loses power for a second ,it will then start up by itself on return of power. There are a lot more interruptions of electric power than most people notice;most are very brief.

Secondly,when setting up network connections there is an option ,usually already checked,that referrs to “have computer wake up froim network access” or a similar phrase.If that isn’t “unchecked” by the computer owner or someone with administrator privileges then a network request can start up the computer.

Using one’s computer for routine tasks logged in with account having full administrator privileges rather than a user account with limited privileges leaves the computer more vulnerable to hacking.Admittedly a limited account can be aggravating IF you do a lot of downloading and software installtion,which most users don’t.

Leaving one’s computer on and logged in to the company or other sites full-time may be convenient or necessary but not really needed for most people.

People SHOULD be aware that cameras and microphones built in or connected to the computer and software controlled can be remotely hacked and turned on allowing remote operators to see and hear what is near the computer !!!(This has been demonstrated in the case of the Pennsylvania school that spied on teenagers in their homes.that those who approved and did the spying haven’t been tried,convicted, and hanged for their crimes shows how Americans no longer value freedom._

Unplugging the network cable prevents outside hackers unless you have wifi or wireless turned on.IF you have the wireless also disabled then hackers are shut out.

You can/could/should? have a opaque cover to block computer cameras and someting to block the microphone as well IF you are concerned.

Connecting physical cables and disabling/enabling wireless only when you are actually using remote networks is one security measure;like having locks on your doors ,it may be less convenient for you but stops others.

The wireless computerized conveniences we enjoy CAN be mis-used to spy on us.

1984 ? The technology is here,the politics is coming .


37 posted on 06/18/2013 8:33:35 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: TomGuy

I wonder why she didn’t start unplugging the desktop at night?


38 posted on 06/18/2013 8:38:05 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Erik Latranyi
“They will tell you that I’m the only reporter, as they told me, that is not reasonable. They say The Washington Post is reasonable, the LA Times is reasonable, The New York Times is reasonable — I’m the only one who thinks this is a story, and they think I’m unfair and biased by pursuing it.”

That's the first instinct of any good bureaucrat: Claim you are "the only one" to complain when you gripe at something they've done. I've seen managers do it at a large company for whom I worked. Schools do it to parents all the time. They'll stick with the lie even if you call them on it, feigning ignorance. If there's one thing all bureaucrats and managers know how to do it's feign ignorance.

Look how easy it comes to Obastard and Holdem'.

39 posted on 06/18/2013 9:07:29 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: gibsonguy
I put nothing past Obama’s goons, nothing.

I expect Obastard has some goons working IT at CBS. In fact, I'm sure of it.

40 posted on 06/18/2013 9:22:53 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: hoosierham

“...Unplugging the network cable ....”

Seems like basic common sense OPSEC nowadays.

A minor inconvenience to reach around and plug it back in, at best.

I don’t use Wifi, ever. Hardline only, through the router.


41 posted on 06/18/2013 9:27:08 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: TomGuy

I have my Tom Tom GPS plugged to my computer to keep it charged, that will bring my computer out sleep once in awhile when it activates by itself.


42 posted on 06/18/2013 9:33:05 AM PDT by RetSignman ("...a Republic if you can keep it")
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To: SeekAndFind

We all know who did it. Obama’s minions.


43 posted on 06/18/2013 9:41:08 AM PDT by Old Yeller (You can't spell Stanley Ann without S-A-T-A-N)
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To: Old Yeller

RE: We all know who did it. Obama’s minions.

Ahh but here’s the rub... with our without Obama’s knowledge?


44 posted on 06/18/2013 9:41:45 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: hoosierham

Thanks so much for your response. I learned a lot. Now, I have some things to consult with my husband about— especially whether/when we are or should be disconnected from the wifi.


45 posted on 06/18/2013 9:54:03 AM PDT by married21
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To: bkepley

How does a computer turn on without someone pushing the “power on” button?


46 posted on 06/18/2013 9:56:40 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: Hot Tabasco
Wake-on-Lan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake-on-LAN

47 posted on 06/18/2013 9:58:38 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: tacticalogic
Wake-on-Lan

Who is he, a NSA hacker?

48 posted on 06/18/2013 10:00:33 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: tacticalogic
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wake-on-LAN

I never knew that. All these years I thought it was my cat surfing the internet at night then forgetting to turn it off in the morning........

49 posted on 06/18/2013 10:03:47 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (This space for rent)
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To: Old Yeller
We all know who did it. Obama’s minions.


50 posted on 06/18/2013 10:17:05 AM PDT by Drawsing (The fool shows his annoyance at once. The prudent man overlooks an insult. (Proverbs 12:16))
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