Source: Information Liberation
John Podesta didn’t have his email “hacked,” he fell for a phishing scam.
Podesta had a Gmail account. Gmail’s servers were at no point hacked into or compromised. Podesta’s password was not guessed in some sort of brute force attack. He clicked a shady bit.ly link sent to him in an email and then typed his password into a phishing site.
Read between the lines from this UPI report:
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) — John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, had his email hacked by Russian operatives, security researchers confirmed Thursday.
Podesta’s Gmail account was hacked using a fake login page with a URL associated with the hacker persona Fancy Bear, which has been tied to Russian interests. The connection was first reported by Motherboard. Politico reported it had also confirmed with a cybersecurity firm the connection between Podesta’s hacked account and Fancy Bear.
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