“Court documents, written by FBI agents who aided the investigation, revealed that the hackers tricked technical support staff into giving them access to the sensitive email accounts.
The hackers also posed as technicians from ISPs and other service companies to get passwords re-set so they could take over accounts and get at federal computer systems. All the attacks took place in early 2016.”
See Arrests over hacks of CIA and FBI staffOne of the frustrations I have over the US political scene is that Rs use the bully pulpit far and wide to accuse Hillary with using an “illegal” server and broadcasting classified documents when she was using proper advice from techies and experienced civil servants to institute her e-mail regime. She might have inadvertently transmitted a few classified (most retroactively classified) documents out of tens of thousands of e-mails, no consistent practice of carelessness. Meanwhile, folks who tow the line and used official channels get hacked in bulk and those Rs don’t even seem to notice. Perhaps USA would be more secure if every official used an individual server and domain rather than being part of a large target for hackers. Perhaps officials should take hammers to old/discarded equipment to prevent important information falling into the wrong hands.
Come on, guys! Hillary may not be the sharpest tool in the drawer but she did better than many thousands of others who didn’t even try.