Abedin Forwarded State Passwords To Yahoo Before It Was Hacked By Foreign Agents
[Daily Caller] Huma Abedin forwarded sensitive State Department emails, including passwords to government systems, to her personal Yahoo email account before every single Yahoo account was hacked, a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis of emails released as part of a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch shows.
Abedin, the top aide to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, used her insecure personal email provider to conduct sensitive work. This guarantees that an account with high-level correspondence in Clinton’s State Department was impacted by one or more of a series of breaches ‐ at least one of which was perpetrated by a "state-sponsored actor."
The U.S. later charged Russian intelligence agent Igor Sushchin with hacking 500 million Yahoo email accounts. The initial hack occurred in 2014 and allowed his associates to access accounts into 2015 and 2016 by using forged cookies. Sushchin also worked for the Russian investment bank Renaissance Capital, which paid former President Bill Clinton $500,000 for a June 2010 speech in Moscow.
A separate hack in 2013 compromised three billion accounts across multiple Yahoo properties, and the culprit is still unclear. "All Yahoo user accounts were affected by the August 2013 theft," the company said in a statement.
Abedin, Clinton’s deputy chief of staff, regularly forwarded work emails to her personal email@example.com address. "She would use these accounts if her (State) account was down or if she needed to print an email or document. Abedin further explained that it was difficult to print from the DoS system so she routinely forwarded emails to her non-DoS accounts so she could more easily print," an FBI report says.
Yes, much easier to 'print' from your residence and avoid the unsightly carrying of classified documents out of Foggy Bottom, random bag checks, that sort of thing.
Abedin sent passwords for her government laptop to her Yahoo account on Aug. 24, 2009, an email released by the State Department in September 2017 shows.
Still begs the question of how sensitive and classified documents from a secure Gov't computer were migrated to Abedin's UNCLAS email account and non-secure box.
Posted by: Besoeker 2018-01-03