The computer of Washington-based
Attkisson, an investigative reporter who has done hard-hitting stories on topics including the anti-gun trafficking program known as "Fast and Furious" and the terrorist attack in Benghazi, had suspicions that her computer had been compromised early last year and said so on a radio interview last month.
CBS News hired a cyber-security firm to check out Attkisson's concerns and determined that her computer had been accessed many times in late 2012. The network went on to say that its investigation showed that the hacking was done remotely.
"While no malicious code was found, forensic analysis revealed an intruder had executed commands that appeared to involve search and exfiltration of data," CBS News said, adding that the methods used were aimed at removing "all possible indications of unauthorized activity, and alter system times to cause further confusion."
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