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How FBI Quickly Reviewed 650K Emails on Clinton Aide's PC

Audio Report: ISMG Editors Analyze the Latest Developments
How FBI Quickly Reviewed 650K Emails on Clinton Aide's PC

An explanation of how the FBI likely was able to quickly review 650,000 emails found on a computer shared by a top aide to Democratic Party presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads the latest ISMG Security Report.

In the report, you'll hear (click on player above to listen):

  • Forensics expert Rob Lee explain how e-discovery tools likely made possible a rapid review of the emails found on the personal computer Huma Abedin shared with her estranged husband, former Rep. Anthony Weiner, despite the disbelief of some supporters of Republican candidate Donald Trump;
  • ISMG Security and Technology Managing Editor Jeremy Kirk warn against jumping to conclusions based on technical evidence that suggests, but doesn't necessarily mean, that something illicit is occurring, such as links seen between the Trump campaign and a Russian bank;
  • BankInfoSecurity Executive Editor Tracy Kitten preview the ISMG Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in London on Wednesday, Nov. 9;
  • An update on seven Indian embassies apparently being hacked, citing reporting by ISMG Principal Correspondent Varun Haran.

The ISMG Security Report appears on this and other ISMG websites on Tuesdays and Fridays. Be sure to check out our Nov. 1 and Nov. 4 reports, which respectively analyze how lessons to remediate the year 2000 date problem can be applied to IT modernization and potential cyber threats that could damage the integrity of the U.S. presidential election. The next ISMG Security Report will be posted on Friday, Nov. 11.

Theme music for the ISMG Security Report is by Ithaca Audio under the Creative Commons license.

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