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A new report reveals that a typo opened up Podesta’s account to be hacked.
Last March, Podesta received an email purportedly from Google saying hackers had tried to infiltrate his Gmail account. When an aide emailed the campaign’s IT staff to ask if the notice was real, Clinton campaign aide Charles Delavan replied that it was “a legitimate email” and that Podesta should “change his password immediately.”
Instead of telling the aide that the email was a threat and that a good response would be to change his password directly through Google’s website, he had inadvertently told the aide to click on the fraudulent email and give the attackers access to the account.
Delavan told the Times he had intended to type “illegitimate,” a typo he still has not forgiven himself for making.
It was a phishing scam, and one that I’m willing to bet most or all of us have seen some variation of, at some point in time. I certainly have.
Most of us, however, know to send those straight to our spam folders.
WikiLeaks got their hands on Podesta’s emails after that – about 10 years worth – and it was all over but the crying, then.
originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: MotherMayEye
That could be true, he may be a scapegoat.
If I were him I would grow eye in the back of my head.