Reporter Sharyl Attkisson, who has been dogged in her reporting on administration scandals including Fast and Furious and Benghazi, believes her computers have been compromised.
Attkisson tells Politico “I can confirm that an intrusion of my computers has been under someinvestigation on my end for some months but I’m not prepared to make anallegation against a specific entity today as I’ve been patient andmethodical about this matter.” Attkisson believes the possible infiltration of her computer began in Feb. 2011 during her reporting on Fast and Furious.
While Attkisson refused to offer specifics about whom she believes is responsible, she did give a possible clue during a radio interview Tuesday morning. Asked if it might be similar to the targeting of James Rosen, Attkisson told WPHT in Philadelphia, “there could be some relationship between these types of things and what’shappened to me.”
As noted yesterday, James Rosen is a Fox News journalist who was targeted by the Justice Department after a leak of information from the State Department in 2009. The FBI requested a search warrant for Rosen’s email account, describing him as a “co-conspirator” in the leak.
Update: Audio from the WPHT interview has been added. The Politico version of Attkisson’s quote from the interview was slightly off. It has been corrected in the story above.