Clinton was buying used Blackberries off of eBay
Reckless users and antiquated technology represent the federal government's most critical cybersecurity vulnerabilities, House Oversight Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz said on Wednesday, a problem he said was exemplified by Hillary Clinton's practice of buying Blackberry devices from eBay.OK, she is not really the smartest woman in the world. That is a line of attack Republicans should use from now until election day. It just buggers belief than any intelligent person handling classified data would do such a thing. And those around her who watched this happen are not to bright either.
"We have a huge problem with personnel," Chaffetz said at a forum in Washington, D.C. "I don't want to get into this too much, but part of what was happening with the secretary of state was, she was acquiring technology that wasn't even supported by Blackberry. You couldn't buy it. She was actually buying this stuff off of eBay because somebody was selling their old machine. That's what she liked, so she did. It creates this huge vulnerability. And it's unnecessary."
Notes released on Friday by the FBI revealed that Clinton used 13 personal devices as secretary of state, including eight Blackberrys. Chaffetz, a Utah Republican, is leading a congressional investigation into information the agency obtained from Clinton during an inquiry into her personal network setup.
Chaffetz's remarks, delivered during an appearance at the American Enterprise Institute, came the same day his committee released a report detailing failures that led up to a breach at the Office of Personnel Management in 2015.