Hacked!: CBS Reporter Says 'My Computer Turned on By Itself'
CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson told Bill O'Reilly that she believes she knows who hacked her work and personal computers.
CBS News investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson joined Bill O'Reilly in a Factor exclusive to give us some insights into the hacking of her home and work computers. CBS has confirmed that Attkisson - who has reported extensively on the Fast and Furious scandal and the Benghazi attack fallout - was targeted by a hacker.
She says she believes she knows who did it, but is not going to reveal that information at this point for legal reasons.
Attkisson said she noticed some strange things happening on her computers and devices going as far back as 2011, but last fall she said it got even more bizarre.
"The computers [were] coming on by themselves at night. My personal Apple desktop, as well as my CBS News laptop," she recalled, saying that in the middle of the night she could hear both computers starting up at the same time.
"Sounds like poltergeist," joked O'Reilly.
At first she thought she was being targeted by random hackers, but noticed that her bank information was not stolen even though it could have been obtained.
She agreed with O'Reilly's assessment that she was working on stories that "might hurt the Obama administration," which has come under fire in recent weeks after it was revealed that the Justice Department subpoenaed the phone records and emails of Fox News' James Rosen and had also seized phone records from AP reporters.
CBS hired an independent firm to look into the intrusions, and confirmed last week that Attkisson's computers were indeed hacked.
On America Live, this afternoon Megyn Kelly discussed the case with former prosecutor Andrew McCarthy, asking whether DOJ may have believed Attkisson was "another James Rosen."