All of the messages were written by Clinton or sent by others to the private email account she used as secretary of state.
Russia-linked hackers tried at least five times to trick Hillary Rodham Clinton into infecting her computer systems while she was secretary of state, newly released emails show.
Security researchers determined that a few of the malicious software sent to Clinton in 2011 communicated with rogue servers in Russia, but that doesn’t necessarily mean Russian hackers were behind the plot.
And while Clinton might be one of the most recognizable faces in United States of America politics, her voice must not be that distinct, at least to one White House operator.
Mrs Clinton’s presidential campaign has been sputtering in recent weeks amid the controversy surrounding her emails, though she remains the front-runner for the Democratic nomination. He said all the new emails prove is that Clinton, like millions of other Americans, received “spam”.
Clinton has apologized for her email arrangement, but also has complained that the “drip, drip, drip” of incremental revelations and unflattering headlines from the emails were out of her control.
So many Internet users were receiving the same speeding-ticket ruse that New York State police and others began openly warning about the ploy as early as June 2011, two months before Clinton received the messages.
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio told Fox News Channel on Wednesday, “The exposure of sensitive information to foreign intelligence agencies by communicating in an insecure manner is incompetent, it is malpractice, it’s inexcusable”. It was unclear if the State Department’s network security would have flagged the infected message, or what precautions were in place protecting Clinton’s server in the basement of her home in Chappaqua.
The former first lady and New York senator had maintained that nothing was classified in the correspondence, but the intelligence community has identified messages containing “top secret” information.
The introspection is revealed in the latest batch of Clinton’s emails released by the State Department, the fifth dump in a monthly series set to last until January 2016.
As part of Wednesday’s release, officials upgraded the classification level of portions of 215 emails, State Department spokesman John Kirby said.
“It can’t be put out in one fell swoop because we have an obligation to review what is classified information and what is not”, he said in an interview with CNN’s Elise Labott.