John Podesta Wasn't 'Hacked,' He Fell For An Email Phishing ScamChris Menahan
Oct. 20, 2016
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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.This is the URL the bitly link redirected him to:
It took him to a fake login page on "com-securitysettingpage.tk" saying "someone has your password."
"Someone just used your password to try to sign in to your Google account," the phishing email said. "Google stopped this sign-in attempt. You should change your password immediately."
According to these reports, Podesta actually clicked the "Change Password" link on "com-securitysettingpage.tk" and gave these scammers his password.
This is "grandma's first day on the internet" level idiocy.
Nonetheless, as you can see from the article above, Clinton and her cronies in the government are acting like this was some sophisticated "hack" by the "Russians."
Of course, they refuse to provide any evidence Russians of any sort were actually behind the phishing scam.
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