CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson last night answered some questions on Twitter, among them an inquiry into the long-running drama of her breached computers.
@SharylAttkisson Did you reveal who hacked your computer and tapped your phone lines?
— Ed (@EDinCali) September 4, 2013
And no new news to release publicly on the computer front.
— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) September 4, 2013
The inquiries on this matter will persist until Attkisson and CBS News tell us all they know. Thus far they’ve told us some stuff. A rundown:
• In May, Attkisson, in a radio interview spoke of her “compromised” computers and noted that the troubles could be related in some way to the U.S. government’s surveillance of Fox News reporter James Rosen, whose personal e-mails were sought in connection with a federal leak case.
• Then, in June,CBS News confirmed “multiple” breaches of Attkisson’s computer. The company’s statement ended with this line, “CBS News is taking steps to identify the responsible party and their method of access.” It didn’t identify the name of the cyber-security firm that analyzed the systems.
• Days later, Attkisson took her computer story to Fox News’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” where she came up with an intriguing formulation about the mystery, telling host Bill O’Reilly, “I think I know” who the intruder was.
• In a subsequent interview with Politico for its “50 Politicos to Watch” series, Attkisson credited her place on the list to the “interest” in her status as a hacking victim.
Now, how about some answers?