Sharyl Attkisson: CBS confirmed my computer was hacked ‘on multiple occasions’

In May, investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson acknowledged that something fishy had been going on with her personal and work computers since early 2011. Reminder: Attkisson’s investigations reportedly infuriated the White House and the DOJ. While she wasn’t “prepared to make an allegation against a specific entity,” she said it was possible “there could be some relationship” between her compromised computers and the DOJ spying on Fox News reporter James Rosen.

On Friday, Attkisson tweeted a statement from CBS about the hacking of her computer. According to CBS, a forensic analysis “revealed an intruder had executed commands that appeared to involve search and exfiltration of data.”

Scary stuff.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.

  • bkeyser

    Quick. Someone inform the White House.

    • Grandma HeadInjury

      I’m sure the “president” will be calling her within the day to express his regrets….

      • Michael Anderson (WB)

        Not regrets, his outrage…he didn’t know about until he read it on Twitchy this morning.

      • Sir_Ronald

        The President is so shady and corrupt! America is going down the drain, quickly…

      • Canadian in USA

        That is after he hears about it on the news.

    • OHNESA

      They will hear about it like the rest of us…”in the news”

    • tjp77

      Someone really needs to print this in a newspaper so Obama can see it.

    • Elaine

      She dared to question Obama or his policies. Welcome to our world. Fun, huh?

  • Clayton Grant

    Chilling. Reporters that actually do their jobs well are targets of intimidation. Is it any wonder that most of the Lame Stream Media carry water for this administration?

    • Ronald

      The media depend on access. If you spit in the face of the very people who you depend on as sources, you’ll soon be cut off. So is it any wonder that biases creep in and that it is very difficult to report stories objectively?

      • Joe W.

        Spoken like a true media lapdog….

        • Ronald

          Do you want to counter the argument, or just make ad hominem attacks? C’mon son. Pick your game up.

          • TocksNedlog

            Perhaps you should just pick up your marbles and go home.

          • Ronald

            Perhaps. That would be the smart thing to do. But I’m on a “mission to civilize”.

          • J. Cox

            What argument?That telling the truth will make corrupt people less likely to give you a spun version?Funny how the good journalist get the story no matter the cost and the lazy ones just copy/paste what they deem good enough.The really sad part is…you are fine with the crap sandwich,and are asking for more.

          • Guest

            I’m not sure Ronald likes bread.

          • J. Cox

            If it’s gov bread with gov. cheese…he is prob. more than happy. 😉

          • Ronald

            I’ll take poor assumptions for 500 Alex.

          • Ronald

            Pointless. Hopeless. Clueless.

          • Ronald

            I’m not making value judgments; I’m simply stating the way things are. If you disagree with me, then show me how I’m wrong.

            Did you even read my post?!?

          • Ronald

            Imagine your job was reporting on crime. As such, the police are a major source for many of your stories. You need access to the police in order to report the details that may not be made public at press conferences. In other words, you need some insiders. Now… if you criticize the police often enough, you may find yourself being cut off from your sources. The access you once had has dried up. Now you are an outsider looking in. This happens all the time, which is why many reporters avoid being overly critical of the people who make their jobs easier. I NEVER said I agree with that, or support that. If you READ what I said, I offered a reason WHY that sorta thing happens.

          • J. Cox

            And excuses for compromising ones principles is just that. Good reporters tell the truth no matter what.Bad reporters bias their stories,which hurts everyone….including the people they are trying to protect.

            Fact of the matter is..I don’t care WHY they do it.I READ what you posted,and understood it just fine.The why of anything is just a excuse.You either do the right thing,or you don’t.Great men/women do the right thing in spite of the outcome,not to achieve the desired one.

          • Ronald

            Yeah, you’re right. Understanding why people make bad choices is worthless.

            Or, here’s an idea! What if understanding WHY can lead to solutions?!? If you want to FIX something, you must first understand why it broke down in the first place.

      • Clayton Grant

        So, reporting objectively is spitting in the faces of those being reported on and not reporting objectively is spitting in the faces of the public who depend on objective reporting. Circular spittle much?
        But hey, at least with your comment, you tacitly acknowledge that this administration and carnal media does exactly as I said.

        • Ronald

          Nope. Your conclusions are all wrong. I explained WHY reporting objectively is difficult…. Or one of the reasons anyway. I was agreeing with your assessment and explaining a possible reason why it occurs. The sad part is not a one of the people that commented on my post had the brains to actually parse what I said. It was a simple statement, not a recommendation, suggestion, defence or judgment.

          Although I must admit you sorta grasped it when you said I tacitly acknowledged your point. Bingo! Are people here that Twitchy? Oh… right. Never mind.

      • Jay Stevens

        So, in the New Liberal Dictionary, Second Edition, “trying to your Constitutionally mandated job (First Amendment, remember)” = “spitting in the face of the very people who you depend on as sources”.

        Thanks for clearing that up. I wonder if you would have felt the same way about Woodward, Bernstein, and Watergate? Or was that different?

        Actually, that was different. No one died at Watergate.

      • r07a23c

        What’s the point of access if it prevents you from reporting anything?

        • Zach Smith

          You can report the party line and keep your cushy job and attend cocktail parties.

      • TocksNedlog

        Good boy — here, have a donut.

        • Ronald

          Pathetic attempt at mocking. Childish really. If you have an argument, please make it.

          • TocksNedlog

            In response to your call for them to “be good little lapdogs if you want a story,” I was referencing the WH press corps accepting donuts from the Chief of Staff.

      • WrshpMzshn

        The administration depends on the media to cover their @**e*. If you spit in the face of the very people who carry your water, they may start publishing the truth.

  • Bui van vat

    The President will get to the bottom of this! Rely on it!

    • Tucker_Madison

      Yes, yes…Holder is right on top of it. [SNORT]

      • mike_in_kosovo

        On top of it, or behind it?

    • Clayton Grant

      I think you misspelled re-lie.

  • disqus_eric

    “This party also used sophisticated methods to remove all possible indications of unauthorized activity” — I find this line a bit confusing… If all possible indications of unauthorized activity were removed, what indications of unauthorized activity did they find? I mean, they found something right? That would indicate something less than “all”. Just sayin….

    • CatHerder

      I would assume that the security firm retained by CBS was more adept at uncovering tracks than the hacker was at covering them.

    • Zach Smith

      It is not possible to remove all indications of unauthorized activity, so they found those that were not possible to remove.

  • Jimmy John

    Ok, I respected the President when he first got into power and thought he was going to do great things. This is the final straw and is very very disturbing. Hopefully people on both sides of the aisle will condemn this and take the appropriate action, no matter where it leads.

    • dagnytaggart

      Sorry, they are too busy watching Keeping Up with the Kardashians and posting tweets with their Obama phones to take time with this.

      • 357_9

        “Ain’t nobody got time for that.” lol

    • Jay Stevens

      “Ok, I respected the President when he first got into power and thought he was going to do great things.”

      Why? All the signs were already there. All you had to do was look at where he came from and look at the people around him.

    • LtColO

      Your admission is actually pretty heartening to me. Thanks for having the integrity to admit it.

  • Bill Neumiller

    When does the other boot drop?

    • Guest

      When our necks are held firmly in position for the *SNAP*.

      • Bill Neumiller

        I’m waiting for the “SNAP” to happen on their end. Must keep digging!

  • tjack

    “And I would’ve gotten away with it if it weren’t for you meddling underlings”

    • TugboatPhil

      Velma pulls the mask off Obama to reveal, “Old Man SOROS!?”

    • 357_9

      I can see it! New YouTube series Scooby-Doo: Obama Style, someone, please! :)

  • Bui van vat

    It’s really unfair to compare Obama to Nixon. Obama’s goons make Nixon’s look like pikers.

    • Txgirlinnh

      Obama makes Nixon look like a virtuous man of upstanding character.

  • ejochs

    As Eric Holder and Robert Mueller prove, expect nothing to come of this.

  • Marvin Nelson

    Just some low-level NSA employee in Cincinnati.

  • jfitzy55

    Oh, suck it up. The government is there to help. The hacker was probably just proof reading your drafts.

    • sickofitall1096

      Yup. Probably just wanted to be sure that all the pertinent information was included so that the American people would finally know the truth…

  • spepper

    Gonna go out on a limb & guess it was not done by fanboy hackers

  • dagnytaggart

    Does anyone know if Sheryl’s source for her benghazi reports is still alive? Just curious…

  • dagnytaggart

    All the left wing news organizations, probably including CBS, are secretly saying that Sheryl needed her chain yanked while publicly pretending to be outraged by this.

  • TheMandarin

    Lighten up everybody, community organizing is serious, bare knuckles business! You think white businesses shake down themselves? And dead people, you think it’s easy signing them up to vote? The destroyer in chief has a lot on his hands, he just needs a little bit of intel from some reporter’s pc. Let a brotha do is job.

    • Jay Stevens

      Well, then, he is incompetent. The community he organized is worse off now than it was before he started.

  • capisce

    Modest encroachments on privacy are necessary to keep us safe from terrorists and the administration safe from investigative reporting.

    • ObamaFail

      Keeping the administration safe from investigative reporting is the #1 priority of the left.

  • Garth Haycock

    Unbelievable? Not at all.

    Is there really anyone gullible enough to think that this is a coincidence?

    • Bui van vat

      Very few. But there are millions who will nonetheless argue that way.

      • Guest

        You win the internet! So many people who cannot/will not admit they were wrong about this guy. Nobody wants to be wrong.

        • Zapp Brannigan

          Blind deaf and dumb. They cannot be wrong if they were never right

  • TocksNedlog

    Drama queen! What makes her think that she’s so special?


    • oxco

      And you think this is ok??? Whoa, man your head has been in the sand so long it got to any functioning brain cells left

      • TocksNedlog

        Well, I guess that my sarcasm was either too successful or a total failure.
        U B da judge.

        [Oh, and if you’re gonna ask the question, then it might be advisable to do your own research for the answer.]

  • TocksNedlog

    It’s all legal. They were just trying to discover the name of the person that was leaking the truth to her.

  • Zach Smith

    How long until the President of CBS News–whose brother just happens to work in the Obama White House–shuts the investigation down?

  • mike_in_kosovo

    Scary thought of the day:
    If they have access to take stuff *out* of the computer, they have access to put other stuff *in*.

  • Paul Alinsky

    Let me guess who the Teabag patriots think did it (of course with out a shred of proof) ummm, President Obama?? LMAO!!

    • Guest

      My teabag is on your chin!

  • Enik Three

    She should have known something was up when her background was set to a picture of Barack Obama.

    • Guest

      My teabag is on you chin…

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Total government job. Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy.

  • JR48

    I’m sure that no one, anywhere, knows anything about what probably didn’t happen on your computer. Which is basically the position of people commenting on the CBS News website.

  • Jeremy

    She better watch her back at CBS they love to kiss Obama’s ass.

  • dunst43

    High crimes and misdemeanors anybody?