Foreign cyberattacks, many of which originated out of China, targeted Hillary Clinton’s private email server, according to a recently released congressional report.
Clinton’s server, which stored some 55,000 pages of emails from her time as secretary of state, was the subject to these attempted cyberattacks in early 2013. If she lost key US secrets to the Chinese military through her mismanagement of this server, it could spell disaster for Clinton’s already faltering presidential campaign.
Intelligence analysts say they can not yet tell if the Chinese efforts were successful. But if they were, these attacks could have leaked countless amounts of US top secret data to Chinese spies.
Clinton “essentially circumvented millions of dollars’ worth of cybersecurity investment that the federal government puts within the State Department,” said Justin Harvey, chief security officer of Fidelis Cybersecurity.
“She wouldn’t have had the infrastructure to detect or respond to cyber attacks from a nation-state,” he said. “Those attacks are incredibly sophisticated, and very hard to detect and contain. And if you have a private server, it’s very likely that you would be compromised.”
The congressional report reveals that there was a period of more than three months,from June to October 2013, when “threat monitoring” protection had not been installed on the servers, according to a letter from Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., chairman of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee. That means any state secrets contained on Clinton’s server was vulnerable to cyberattacks during that time.
Johnson’s letter to Victor Nappe, CEO of SECNAP, the company that provided the threat monitoring product, seeks a host of documents relating to the company’s work on Clinton’s server and the nature of the cyber intrusions detected. Johnson’s committee is investigating Clinton’s email arrangement.
A February 2014 email from SECNAP reported that malicious software based in China “was found running an attack against” Clinton’s server. In total, Senate investigators have found records describing three out of five such attempts linked to China. The attacks occurred in 2013 and 2014. The letter describes four attacks, but investigators have since found records about the fifth attempt.
The new revelations underscore the extent to which any private email server is a target, raising further questions about Clinton’s decision to undertake sensitive government business over private email stored on a homemade system.
Any hackers who got access to her server in 2013 or 2014 could have stolen a trove of sensitive email traffic involving the foreign relations of the United States. Thousands of Clinton emails made public under the Freedom of Information Act have been heavily redacted for national security and other reasons.
The FBI is investigating whether national security was compromised by Clinton’s email arrangement.
This is not the first time Clinton may have lost state secrets to foreign hackers. It was reported last month that Russia-linked hackers sent Clinton emails in 2011 – when she was still secretary of state – loaded with malware that could have exposed her computer if she opened the attachments. It is not known if she did.
The attacks Johnson mentions in his letter are different, according to government officials familiar with them. They were probing Clinton’s server directly, not through email.
The Associated Press contributed to this article
Fierce Look says
She sees no wrong in this because she is an ole ugly commie whore!
Pancho Villadeltren says
She sees no wrong , because, (1), she is a liberal, and they never take blame, (2) It was all Obama’s fault, as he is ultimately responsible for putting her there. So both are guilty.
Cedrik Thibert says
That’s information she wasn’t allowed to have.
You have all missed the Democrat truth—It was George W’s fault!
rodney burke says
Our #2 enemy after Islam stole emails? And we are supposed to be surprised when they hacked MAJOR computer systems in the DOD? yeah right! Time to treat the chinese government like we treat the government of Iran. But then we need a leader with some BALLS. And there AIN’T none right now. Not a one anywhere. Wuss is a nice term for the cowards we have in leadership in congress, military, CIA, FBI. Homeland security damn sure aint gonna protect anything but Muslims. jedediah Johnson made that publicly CLEAR.
Time for Hilary to pay. Verify and make her pay. This is treason, clearly. And it’s time to treat the “administration” like the traitors they are. The executive needs to go, the dems need to go and the RINOs need to go the jail, I don’t care HOW old they are!
Cedrik Thibert says
Emails containing CIA reports about China and Russia military and strategy, CIA reports about US military , CIA e-mails about war against ISIS .. name it and you have it.
The only thing her e-mails contains is the most highly classified information in the United States of America.
So if China starts the war, we are at a disadvantage.
Phil Sargent says
Hitlery should have plenty of time to count all her votes while adorned in bright orange at the nearest State Penitentiary….Bill might even visit her, between other relationships.
Justin Wachin says
The signs of some attempts at hacking Hillary’s email server were likely destroyed when the server’s hard drives were erased. Considering Clinton’s disregard for protocol it is likely that her personal computing devices may have been hacked even if the server wasn’t. We also need to consider that a really good hack might include the ability to remove signs of its existence once the surveillance is no longer needed.
Cedrik Thibert says
It wasn’t hacked.
She wasn’t supposed to have this highly level of classified information, somebody leaked it to her. Obviously she sold it to China and Russia.
Cedrik Thibert says
They didn’t need to hack her.
She sold the secrets to them, she erased the evidences after.
The American people need to wake up and clean house both in Congress and Senate. American are sick of what is happening in our country! We have lost our POWER!!!!
chambra miles says
you know you try to steal from the U.S, when you white house now e-mail that leak out about the U.S. if you get vote in the unit state is in the world of hurt.
You think you done no wrong GO Donald Trump
The chicoms were just trying to make sure the foundation was spending their donations the way they were promised.
Hildabeaste deserves nothing less than many years in prison. The ruling should be “guilty with prejudice”.
wilbert jennings says
So we hear this we read this yet she is still a candidate for president. What does the rest of the world think of America? They think we have sunk to their level and by that action we no longer have their respect, for once we stood for something they actually respected and now we stand for nothing we are more concerned about Political Correctness then we are about our own Constitution and America citizens. Most Americans don’t even vote , they think it doesn’t matter because the electoral college actually elects the president not the voters. The average citizen is but a number and numbers influence elections , that’s why the dead voted twice and some communities had thousands more citizens then they knew they had. See its things like this that we read and hear and yet nothing is done about it and the Clintons will continue to except monies from the arabs to their charity and the Clinton foundation. Their daughter runs the foundation and I understand lives in a very expensive apartment paid for by the foundation. The average person is being treated as the peasants in old England were treated and we are getting tired of it and something is about to be thrown into the Potomac River and it isn’t tea!
Mary Callahan says
I agree with Wilbert ! I am mad real mad to think she is still around The DEMS are scraping the bottom of the OUT HOUSE just to have someone to run for them after the HUGE MISTAKE of Obama what a sick puppy he turned out to be. And if the vice president decides to run I bet OBAMA will be calling the cards He has to keep in the lime light because he still thinks he is a king, just when has he ever gave Bidden a chance to do anything meaning full for the people he has had the back seat all this time. And just What? does Clinton have on The other leaders that keeps them on her side. IT Can Not be her good nature for she has none. Obama wants to kill God in this country because he thinks he would have a better chance to be king . GOD BLESS Gods people and may they find a way to turn this world around. If we need violence to make a world we would love our children to have Then Lets get mad lets have a party like the colored people and burn the House down.
Any Nation that departs from Worshiping the One True God and Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit shall Perish! Sadley America Departed a long time ago. We see the signs all around us and our Day of Reckoning is just around the corner. Make yourself ready for your Immutable Death. Are You Ready to stand before the Living God and receive your just punishment?
Jay Bell says
The Clintons have always been feeding the Chinese information on the sly–they did it while Bill was President and they saw another opportunity for Hillary to give them access while she was at Foggy Bottom. Check to see all the Chinese money that went into their “Foundation” and how much of the funds of the “Clinton Foundation” go directly into the Clinton’s pockets. They are crooks and always have been.
Jay Bell says
It is likely that the spooks at the CIA and NSA understood what she was doing and forced Obama to ask for her resignation at the end of his first term. She should have been arrested for “high crimes against the state” and sent to jail. At the very least, this information should sink her campaign.