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story.lead_photo.caption Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks Friday during a campaign event at Broward College in Davie, Fla. - Photo by AP / LYNNE SLADKY

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email server, which stored some 55,000 pages of emails from her time as secretary of state, was the subject of attempted cyberattacks originating in China, South Korea and Germany after she left office in early 2013, according to a congressional document obtained by The Associated Press.

While the attempts were apparently blocked by a "threat monitoring" product that Clinton's employees connected to her network in October 2013, there was a period of more than three months from June to October 2013 when that protection had not been installed, according to a letter from Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., chairman of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee.

Johnson's letter to Victor Nappe, CEO of SECNAP, the company that provided the threat monitoring product, seeks a host of documents relating to the company's work on Clinton's server and the nature of the cyber intrusions detected. Johnson's committee is investigating Clinton's email arrangement.

Clinton has not said what, if any, firewall or threat protection was used on her email server before June 2013, including the time she was secretary of state from 2009 to 2013 and the server was kept in her home in the New York City suburbs.

A February 2014 email from SECNAP reported that malicious software based in China "was found running an attack against" Clinton's server. In total, Senate investigators have found records describing three such attempts linked to China, one based in Germany and one originating in South Korea. The attacks occurred in 2013 and 2014. The letter describes four attacks, but investigators have since found records about a fifth attempt, said officials who were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.


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Archived Comments

    October 8, 2015 at 11:02 a.m.

    And this is news? Everyone likely has her emails except or government. The real question is when will she be charged?

  • gabe816
    October 8, 2015 at 12:36 p.m.

    Was cleaning and old barn to make room for new hay. Found a server , had HRC SERVER #
    6 on the bottom of it.

  • Packman
    October 8, 2015 at 12:57 p.m.

    This would be a comedy of errors except for the large percentage of voters that will support HRC regardless. It boggles the mind to think anyone could support a candidate for POTUS that would place a higher priority on personal convenience than national security. Simply mind-boggling.

  • TimberTopper
    October 8, 2015 at 1:35 p.m.

    Thinking they said none of the tries at hacking got into her computer. So, she was better than the U S Government, cause they've been hacked. Of course the 3 previous commenters wouldn't admit to anything like that. After all they are Clinton haters.

  • PopMom
    October 8, 2015 at 2:19 p.m.


    She was cute on SNL. However, it looks like Biden may be jumping in this weekend. Next week, the debates start. It will get interesting. Can she or anybody knock Sanders off his high horse?

  • Morebeer
    October 8, 2015 at 4:40 p.m.

    KCSAP, anybody prosecuted for this?

    From Media Matters
    "Even for a Republican White House that was badly stumbling through George W. Bush's sixth year in office, the revelation on April 12, 2007 was shocking. Responding to congressional demands for emails in connection with its investigation into the partisan firing of eight U.S. attorneys [including Arkansas' Bud Cummins], the White House announced that as many as five million emails, covering a two-year span, had been lost.
    The emails had been run through private accounts controlled by the Republican National Committee and were only supposed to be used for dealing with non-administration political campaign work to avoid violating ethics laws. Yet congressional investigators already had evidence private emails had been used for government business, including to discuss the firing of one of the U.S. attorneys. The RNC accounts were used by 22 White House staffers, including then-Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove, who reportedly used his RNC email for 95 percent of his communications.
    Of course, back in 2007 Fox News seemed utterly uninterested in the Bush email story days after the news broke. A search of Fox archives locates only one panel discussion about the story and it featured two guests accusing Democrats of engineering a "fishing expedition."

  • gabe816
    October 8, 2015 at 5:26 p.m.

    I don't hate the clintons, I just feel for the dems that still support them. When I was a preteen down on the farm, my dad had a team of mules that was a little wild, to help with this, he put a pair of blinders on them so they couldn't see everything going on around them. Today, there is a lot of dems walking around with blinders.

  • outinthesticks
    October 8, 2015 at 6:06 p.m.

    Forget about the ones that involve national's the "private" ones she sent to Bill and others I would be afraid to read.......