John Podesta Wasn’t ‘Hacked,’ He Fell For An Email Phishing Scam

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John Podesta didn’t have his email “hacked,” he fell for a phishing scam.
Podesta had a Gmail account. Gmail’s servers were at no point hacked into or compromised. Podesta’s password was not guessed in some sort of brute force attack. He clicked a shady link sent to him in an email and then typed his password into a phishing site.

Read between the lines from this UPI report:

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 (UPI) — John Podesta, Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, had his email hacked by Russian operatives, security researchers confirmed Thursday.

Podesta’s Gmail account was hacked using a fake login page with a URL associated with the hacker persona Fancy Bear, which has been tied to Russian interests. The connection was first reported by Motherboard. Politico reported it had also confirmed with a cybersecurity firm the connection between Podesta’s hacked account and Fancy Bear.

U.S. intelligence officials have said Fancy Bear was behind the months-long effort to hack the Democratic National Committee and other Democratic groups. Clinton charged in Wednesday’s debate that Russia was hacking Democrats exclusively in a bid to help sway the election.

Fancy Bear was also behind the hack of former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s email.

Podesta’s email was hacked using what’s known as a spear-phishing technique. Podesta was sent a fake link that redirected him to a site built to look exactly like his usual Gmail login, but that instead enabled the hackers to get his password and recode his email to allow them access.

The same URL was used in all the hacking attempts of the the DNC, Powell and other Democrats.

This is the URL the bitly link redirected him to:

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It took him to a fake login page on “” saying “someone has your password.”

“Someone just used your password to try to sign in to your Google account,” the phishing email said. “Google stopped this sign-in attempt. You should change your password immediately.”

According to these reports, Podesta actually clicked the “Change Password” link on “” and gave these scammers his password.

This is “grandma’s first day on the internet” level idiocy.

Nonetheless, as you can see from the article above, Clinton and her cronies in the government are acting like this was some sophisticated “hack” by the “Russians.”

Of course, they refuse to provide any evidence Russians of any sort were actually behind the phishing scam.

Courtesy of Information Liberation

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3 Responses to John Podesta Wasn’t ‘Hacked,’ He Fell For An Email Phishing Scam

  1. henrybowmanaz says:

    So Podesta is too stupid to recognize a phishing scam, Hillary is too stupid to understand that “C” on a classified document means “Confidential,” and these are the best and brightest people that the Democrats can offer us for the job of telling the rest of us how we will be forced to live our lives.

  2. Christian Abel says:

    What is difficult to understand in:
    1) do NOT follow links in emails linking to login forms, esp. claiming “something is wrong with your account”
    2) type the URL yourself, or bookmark it, or “Google” it if you can’t remember it

  3. tommy 3step says:

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