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CBS News Responds to Unauthorized Computer Access TVWeek

After revealing last month that an Emmy Award-winning CBS News reporter had her personal and work computers compromised, as previously reported, the news division issued a statement today providing an update on the investigation into the incident.

The computers were those of investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson. Here’s the statement from CBS News:

“A cyber security firm hired by CBS News has determined through forensic analysis that Sharyl Attkisson’s computer was accessed by an unauthorized, external, unknown party on multiple occasions late in 2012. Evidence suggests this party performed all access remotely using Attkisson’s accounts.

“While no malicious code was found, forensic analysis revealed an intruder had executed commands that appeared to involve search and exfiltration of data.

“This party also used sophisticated methods to remove all possible indications of unauthorized activity, and alter system times to cause further confusion.

“CBS News is taking steps to identify the responsible party and their method of access.”