Journalist Sharyl Attkisson: ‘The Government Was Behind My Laptop Hack’

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Someone in the government has got so splaining to do!

A former CBS reporter claims that a ‘government-related agency’ hacked her laptop and planted spyware and classified documents in a new book.

Sharyl Attkisson, who was with CBS, says an outside source with a government agency confirmed the breach and discovered the documents hidden in her computer.

The New York Post reports that an ‘otherwise innocuous email’ landed in Attkisson’s inbox in early 2012 that was loaded with spyware.

She made the discovery after she later met with an unnamed source at a McDonald’s, who was ‘connected to government three-letter agencies,’ and passed off the computer.

She claims the second time she met her source, he gave her a run down of everything the government had planted on her computer, including keylogging software.

‘The intruders discovered my Skype account handle, stole the password, activated the audio, and made heavy use of it, presumably as a listening tool,’ she writes in her book.

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