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Russia-Based Hackers Might have Infiltrated Hillary Clinton’s Personal Email Server

Firstpost.com published news on 1st October, 2015 stating that hackers, linked with Russia, has tried at least five times to trap Hillary Clinton into tainting her computers while she was US Secretary of State, according to freshly-released emails and it is not clear whether she was tricked into clicking any attachments to expose her account.

Clinton received the virus-riddled emails, masked as speeding tickets from New York, more than four hours early morning on 3rd August, 2011. The emails directed recipients to print the tickets attached with it and opening these attachments would have permitted hackers to gain control over the computer of the victim.

Security researchers who analyzed the malware in September 2011 stressed that infected systems would transfer information from victim's machine to minimum three server computers situated overseas with one of them in Russia. But that does not necessarily mean that Russian intelligence or citizens were responsible.

Abcnews.go.com published news on 30th September, 2015 quoting Nick Merrill, a Spokesman for Clinton, as saying "We have no proof to suggest that she responded to this email or that she unfastened the attachment. Like we have noted earlier, there is no proof that the system was ever broken into. All these emails show that she received spam emails like millions of other Americans."

But this latest finding may raise more questions about the security of her private server.

Clinton suggested in an editorial board meeting during last week of September 2015 that her server had a better security track record than the record of State Department.

Abcnews.go.com published news on 30th September, 2015 quoting Clinton as saying "There is no evidence at all to prove that my server was breached and we had constant barrages and attacks in the State Department."

Businessinsider.in published news on 1st October, 2015 quoting a debate on the same issue by Jonathan Pollet, Founder of the cyber security firm Red Tiger Security, as "This was obviously not a 'spam' as Hillary's people are calling it because it was malicious and that is not spam."

Pollet observed that the attacks might be part of a larger phishing campaign targeting thousands of people and Clinton's server just happened to get hit.

He added that they call this a drive-by.

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