Se­ri­ous lapses un­cov­ered in Hil­lary Clin­ton’s e-mail ac­counts


Acivil­ian ap­proach­ing the USS Ma­han, a US Navy de­stroyer at the world’s largest naval base, took a weapon from a sailor who was stand­ing watch and used it to shoot and kill another sailor who was try­ing to help his em­bat­tled col­league, Navy of­fi­cials said re­cently.

Navy se­cu­rity forces then killed the sus­pect, who was au­tho­rised to be on Naval Sta­tion Nor­folk in Vir­ginia and did not bring his own weapon on base, ac­cord­ing to Cap­tain Robert Clark, the base’s Com­mand­ing Of­fi­cer. The iden­ti­ties of the civil­ian and the sailor who were killed have not been re­leased.

No other in­juries were re­ported from the en­counter on the USS Ma­han, a guided-mis­sile de­stroyer. It wasn’t im­me­di­ately clear why the civil­ian ap­proached the ship or if he ever had ac­cess to it pre­vi­ously.

Agroup of hack­ers, IT blog­gers, and sys­tems an­a­lysts have un­cov­ered se­ri­ous lapses in se­cu­rity of clin­tone­, the do­main un­der which Hil­lary Clin­ton es­tab­lished mul­ti­ple pri­vate e-mail ac­counts when she was Sec­re­tary of State, ac­cord­ing to data shared with Fox News.

The find­ings call into ques­tion Clin­ton’s con­fi­dent dec­la­ra­tion, at a hastily ar­ranged news con­fer­ence in New York re­cently, that “there were no se­cu­rity breaches” in her use of a pri­vate server. One prom­i­nent fig­ure in the hacker com­mu­nity, bol­stered by long ex­pe­ri­ence in the US in­tel­li­gence com­mu­nity, has un­der­taken to build a vir­tual ‘replica’ of Clin­ton’s server con­fig­u­ra­tion in a cy­ber­lab, and has be­gun test­ing it with tools de­signed to probe se­cu­rity de­fences. This in­di­vid­ual has shared de­tails of the Clin­ton sys­tem not dis­closed pub­licly but legally ob­tain­able.

Among other things, out­side ex­perts have man­aged to trace the most re­cent lo­ca­tion of Clin­ton’s server – some­thing she did not spec­ify dur­ing her news con­fer­ence and a sub­ject of much spec­u­la­tion, as the server’s phys­i­cal place­ment would pro­vide early clues about whether the data stored on it was ad­e­quately se­cured against com­pro­mise by pri­vate-sec­tor hack­ers and for­eign in­tel­li­gence ser­vices.

Fox News had re­ported that, with the aid of soft­ware named Mal­tego, ex­perts had es­tab­lished that the server is up and run­ning, re­ceiv­ing con­nec­tiv­ity to the In­ter­net through an At­lanta-based firm called In­ter­nap Net­work Ser­vices Cor­po­ra­tion.

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