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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told Fox News' Sean Hannity in an exclusive interview that a teenager could have hacked into Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta's computer and retrieved damaging email messages that the website published during last year's election campaign.
"We published several ... emails which show Podesta responding to a phishing email," Assange said during the first part of the interview, which aired on "Hannity" Tuesday night. "Podesta gave out that his password was the word ‘password’. His own staff said this email that you’ve received, this is totally legitimate. So, this is something ... a 14-year-old kid could have hacked Podesta that way."
Date: 2015-02-19 00:35
Subject: 2 things
Though CAP is still having issues with my email and computer, yours is good to go.
I warn you, the Windows 8 system is VERY different from what we had back at the WH. Might require a tutorial. It's an operating system that is best with touch screens, which we obviously don't have. If you need tech's help, they're at x5683. Otherwise, I can show you some tricks when I get in. I have it on my home computer, and it took a while to get used to completely.
A high-school student in the US who hacked into the personal email account of the director of the CIA has said that he plans to go to Russia to "chill with Snowden" in order to avoid retribution. The tongue-in-cheek comments came after a law-enforcement official said that the US government would seek "to make an example" out of the hacker and his accomplice.
The pair of hackers, who go by the name Crackas With Attitude (CWA), made headlines earlier this week for manipulating AOL in order to gain access to John Brennan's private inbox. CWA has also claimed credit for breaking into the account of Jeh Johnson, the head of the Department of Homeland Security.
This appears to be the phishing email that hacked Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s Gmail account. Further, The Clinton campaign’s own computer help desk thought it was real email sent by Google, even though the email address had a suspicious “googlemail.com” extension.
The email, with the subject line “*Someone has your password,*” greeted Podesta, “Hi John” and then said, “Someone just used your password to try to sign into your Google Account firstname.lastname@example.org.” Then it offered a time stamp and an IP address in “Location: Ukraine.”
“Google stopped this sign-in attempt. You should change your password immediately.” And it then offered a link to change his password.
“This is a legitimate email,” Charles Delevan at the HFA help desk wrote to Podesta’s chief of staff, Sara Latham. “John needs to change his password immediately, and ensure that two-factor authentication is turned on his account.”