Was Hillary’s Separate E-Mail System Used to Hack The Whitehouse Too?

Russian Hackers

According to CNN, unnamed White House officials blamed the White House breach on Russian hackers. “One official says the Russian hackers have ‘owned’ the State Department system for months and it is not clear the hackers have been fully eradicated from the system,” CNN reported. After assessing the malware used by the attackers and their methods, the officials seem to believe that the White House breach is in some way linked to Moscow.

In the fall, U.S. director of national intelligence James Clapper told an audience at the University of Texas in Austin that Russia posed a bigger cyber threat than China.

The intrusion likely resulted, as many cyber breaches do, from an employee clicking on a malicious link or attachment in a so-called phishing email. That’s how investigators believe the hackers accessed the State Department’s systems, according to the Wall Street Journal. It’s also how they believe the hackers infiltrated the White House systems—this time, under the guise of a hijacked State Department email account, CNN said.

Though the White House has downplayed the severity of its breach since the fall, CNN noted that the hackers would have gained access to President Barack Obama’s private itinerary—an undeniably irresistible target for foreign spies.

I guess this explains how Putin has managed to out-maneuver Obama at every turn. Well, that and Obama is an idiot. That part probably helped too.

  • BillyHW

    This is why you don’t hire stupid women whose day at work consists of asking everyone in the office what colour that stupid dress is.

  • mauser 98

    ‘Bama can’t do anything right

    “CNN noted that the hackers would have gained access to President Barack Obama’s private itinerary”
    lets see … ditch Mooch & brats, Reggie, tee time, a few lines,

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      Now that the operation is “blown” it would be hysterical if Russian hackers “leaked” copies of the first family’s itenary with some real batshitinsane stupid stuff on it like that, but only if real.

      • mauser 98

        power outage in DC today. reported that White House was without power then a half hour later was denied

        WH would have triple redundancy at least. several generator sets, battery backup etc.

        …or that was screwed up also (?)

        • Drunk_by_Noon

          That tells me there is a high degree of ineptitude in the Whitehouse, as if that is a surprise to anyone.
          That place should be on uninterruptible power supplies (lots of big batteries) and redundant generators with a few days or more fuel.
          If they sat in the dark for 30 minutes or more (if true) then that is a very bad sign.

          • mauser 98

            have read many floors under WH. intel, security , who knows.
            it should be the last place on Earth without juice

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            Should be, unless Obama turned it into another ‘make work program’ for his buddies from Chi-Towne, then maybe not.

          • David Murrell

            Not with Obama as president. He is to stupid, and too uncaring, to even be remotely concerned about Russian hackers, or power outages.

          • mauser 98

            yes ..this story is hard to believe

  • You’ve been pwned.

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      That was such a dick move!

  • Minicapt

    They were after the spreadsheet with Obambi’s actual golf scores.


  • tom_billesley

    It’s the easist thing in the world to get malware into an organisation. Drop a memory stick with a file named “big tits” on the floor of an elevator. Unless USB ports are disabled, it’s in.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    And … the Internal Revenue Service requires online filing of tax returns by paid preparers. How long will it be before these returns, with all our private financial information, are hacked, if not already?

    • CodexCoder

      I believe the state of Minnesota banned online filing this year using Turbotax for just that reason.

  • nobull

    …managed to out-maneuver Obama at every turn. Well, that and Obama is an idiot. That part probably helped too.