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Cybersecurity Analyst: ‘There’s No Doubt’ Clinton’s Emails ‘Are In the Hands of Our Adversaries’

On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Happening Now,” cybersecurity analyst and Center for Digital Government Senior Fellow Morgan Wright stated that “there’s no doubt” that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails “are in the hands of our adversaries.”

Wright said, “[M]y biggest fear that these emails are in the hands of the adversaries, and it is a direct result of the incompetence of people setting up this personal server that exposed it to the outside and the use of BlackBerrys and other devices. This is child’s play to China, Russia, North Korea, even some of our friends, Israel, it’s child’s play for them.”

Wright added, “We now know that the State Department turned off a couple of key critical pieces of their security, including content filtering, which was to filter these phishing emails. … So, now you’ve got a huge window of opportunity for these phishing emails to get through, and the more they get through, the higher probability somebody clicks. So, we may be looking at 2010, as early as 2010, that some of these systems were compromised, and because they moved them around, changed them a lot, a lot — and this is like going to a crime scene. When I was a detective, I would rather get to a crime scene that just happened, than one that was — happened 4 years ago. … But I tell you, it goes back to what I said, there’s no doubt that these are in the hands of our adversaries. We’ll see what Julian Assange and Wikileaks gets potentially from the Russians. But the other big question here Jon is, will they revoke the security clearances of Secretary Clinton, and all the people involved? Because Director Comey made a case for gross negligence in how they handled classified information. That’s enough, as he said, for sanctions against people who currently hold clearances.”

Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

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