“Personal Story” segment tonight. CBS News announced on Friday that Investigative Correspondent Sharyl Attkisson’s computer was hacked into late last year. This, combined with the James Rosen situation here at Fox News and the A.P. snooping, causing a lot of concern.
With us now on a Factor Cable Exclusive is Ms. Attkisson. So, when did you know that somebody was messing with your computer.
SHARYL ATTKISSON, INVESTIGATIVE CORRESPONDENT, CBS NEWS: Well, there were signs probably around 2011 but I don’t think I recognized exactly what was going on until perhaps the fall of last year when so many things were happening in the Attkisson household, so many of sort of strange electronic related things that —
O’REILLY: Give me an example because I don’t know anything about computers. Give me an example.
ATTKISSON: I know very little, too. But the computers coming on by themselves at night. My personal Apple desktop as well as my CBS —
O’REILLY: — disappearing. You weren’t even there, just popped on.
ATTKISSON: I mean I was sleeping. So, they would come on in the middle of the night, sometimes one right after the other. By the time last fall came around, they would sometimes both be starting up kind of a cacophony of computer music at night, in the middle of the night.
O’REILLY: So, you had a personal and you had a business computer. And they both came on. Sounds like poltergeist.
O’REILLY: You know, it’s something like that. So, what were you working on that might have interested somebody to try to intrude on your computer. What were you working on.
ATTKISSON: Well, you know, the first I thought of sometime ago were my personal accounts, my finances, my passwords and so on. But nobody has intruded upon my finances although they had access to that material.
So, nobody stole my identity or got into my bank accounts, which they could have. So, I assume the reason they were in the CBS computer is something related to what I was working on and —
O’REILLY: Which was what. What big stories were you working on.
ATTKISSON: Well, at the time, I was doing “Fast and Furious,” of course, some “Green Energy” debacle, sort of stimulus-spending stories, and then later on, the “Benghazi Story.”
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