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State Dept. whistleblower
has email hacked, deleted

New York Post, by S.A. Miller

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Posted By:FlyRight, 12/30/2013 7:46:41 AM

WASHINGTON — The personal e-mail account of a State Department whis­tle­­blower was hacked, and four years worth of messages — some detailing alleged wrongdoing at the agency — were deleted, The Post has learned. The computer attack targeted the Gmail account of Diplomatic Security Service criminal investigator Richard Higbie, his lawyer, Cary Schulman, confirmed. “They took all of his e-mails and then they deleted them all,” said Schulman. He said that he could not prove who was responsible for the hack job, but said the attack was “sophisticated” and called the targeting of Higbie “alarming.” “Obviously, somebody is not happy with something he’s

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: thelmalou, 12/30/2013 8:00:23 AM     (No. 9672488)

Ye gods. Please tell me he had everything backed up. In three different places. And I´d make sure I notified everyone around that if anything happened to my person, certain information would be released by persons heretofore unknown to Foggy Bottom.



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Reply 2 - Posted by: busterman, 12/30/2013 8:08:45 AM     (No. 9672512)

No problem. I´m sure the NSA has them.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Grace1798, 12/30/2013 8:21:21 AM     (No. 9672535)

The Rise Of Elitist Fascism And The Death Of American Democracy
An essay in hypertext by Scott Bidstrup

"The really dangerous American fascist... is the man who wants to do in the United States in an American way what Hitler did in Germany in a Prussian way. The American fascist would prefer not to use violence. His method is to poison the channels of public information. With a fascist the problem is never how best to present the truth to the public but how best to use the news to deceive the public into giving the fascist and his group more money or more power... The American fascists are most easily recognized by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact. Their newspapers and propaganda carefully cultivate every fissure of disunity, every crack in the common front against fascism... But always and everywhere they can be identified by their appeal to prejudice and by the desire to play upon the fears and vanities of different groups in order to gain power. They claim to be super-patriots, but they would destroy every liberty guaranteed by the Constitution. They demand free enterprise, but are the spokesmen for monopoly and vested interest. Their final objective, toward which all their deceit is directed, is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection."

-- U.S. Vice President Henry A. Wallace, quoted in the New York Times, April 9, 1944

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Reply 4 - Posted by: plex, 12/30/2013 9:21:28 AM     (No. 9672645)

It never ceases to amaze me that people use centrally managed email. You don´t own the mail, the server does. Sure, with multiple computers it is more convenient. But... My only use of gmail accounts is for the email addresses needed for google accounts (adsense, analytics). Never use them after the authentication email.

Switch to POP access and store the email on your computer. Sheeze!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Keekng, 12/30/2013 9:24:30 AM     (No. 9672651)

Your government at work.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: OBX Pete, 12/30/2013 9:58:52 AM     (No. 9672708)

If I was Mr. Higbie I would be very careful who is around me and what they may be ready to do. These people will do anything to stop citizens from divulging anything that the government might be doing illegally.

This is not the country that our forefathers put together or envisioned. God help us !!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: thelmalou, 12/30/2013 10:02:20 AM     (No. 9672714)

I am fascinated by Henry Wallace, #3. He veered conservative later in life. But he was also a genius farmer, and I´m fascinated by that as well.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: wilarrbie, 12/30/2013 10:35:17 AM     (No. 9672753)

Check for severed brake lines on your car, Mr Higbie.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: god of irony, 12/30/2013 11:04:14 AM     (No. 9672803)

But it is okay because we are fighting terrorists or something like that.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: hershey, 12/30/2013 11:17:38 AM     (No. 9672824)

You must NEVER trust your data to the ´cloud´....I have one gmail account that I use as a ´throwaway´ for return that I suspect as spam. If I want to keep a particular piece then I forward it to a real account on a server I trust.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: geoguy, 12/30/2013 11:30:57 AM     (No. 9672846)

Poster #3 thanks. What a great bit of historical insight. We are living the nightmare, and it is only starting.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: judy, 12/30/2013 11:51:31 AM     (No. 9672871)

Did they ever find out who hacked the lady from CBS email account? She was reporting on Bengazi. This was months ago. Guess we will never know. Calling Boehner, again.

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