Doesn’t every institution that deals with sensitive information have password training? Literally any institution that deals with info that they don’t want getting out trains their employees better than this. There is no excuse for this stuff…well, unless your boss is Hillary Clinton…
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has said a 14-year-old could have hacked into the emails of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman.
John Podesta’s emails were made public by the whistleblowing website and proved to be a hammer blow to the Democrat’s election campaign as she lost out to Trump.
In an interview, Assange revealed the campaign chairman’s password was ‘password’ and that he had responded to phishing emails.
The Wikileaks founder said he was 1,000 percent confident the Russians did not hack the Clinton campaign, adding Barack Obama was ‘trying to delegitimize the Trump administration’.
‘A 14-year-old kid could have hacked Podesta that way,’ Assange told Sean Hannity on Fox News.
He added Clinton made ‘almost no attempt’ to secure her private emails, which featured in more than 50,000 leaked documents published by WIkileaks.
Assange, who was interviewed at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, also said he questioned whether US media outlets would have done the same.
‘It’s more like, “You rub my back, I’ll rub yours. I’ll give you information, you’ll come to my – I’ll invite you to my child’s christening or my next big party”,’ he said in the interview, referring to the Clinton party’s relationship with reporters.
President-elect Trump reacted to the news by tweeting: ‘Julian Assange said “a 14-year-old could have hacked Podesta” – why was DNC so careless? Also said Russians did not give him the info!’
Assange, whose interview with Sean Hannity aired on Fox News last night, also reiterated his claims that Russia was not the source of the hacks.