A former news writer at CBS has started a law suit, accusing the US Justice Department of illegally hacking into her computers.
Sharyl Attkisson discovered that two of her machines had been accessed to both monitor her stories and delete files during 2011 and 2013.
That’s an allegation that’s been consistently denied by the Justice Department.
She claims that she and the lawyers representing her have strong evidence that’s not the case. She wants $35 million in damages from the government if a court finds her claims are justified.
Attkinson filed a US freedom of information request and said the FBI had opened a case in May 2013, although she said that she hasn’t been contacted by the bureau.
She claims that the hackers used software to steal work and get access to her passwords.