Hillary’s Email and National Security
October 27, 2015
As Republicans try to make political hay while the sun shines on Hillary’s private email server, another national security issue rears its ugly head from the latest batch of those released emails. The AP reported last month that Russian hackers tried to access Hillary’s private server at least five times while she was secretary of state. The attempts in 2011 were disguised as fake New York State traffic tickets and, if opened, would have embedded malware that would allow foreign nationals to control her server and access all of the information stored there.
Before you declare her guilty and let loose the hounds, bear in mind that almost every person with a digital footprint gets spammed each and every day, and word on the street is that the technology used by the state department, like other facets of government infrastructure, dates back to that other Clinton administration. There’s very little to suggest that national security was in greater peril because of the private server. It might have even been more secure.
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