RadarOnline.com reported the other day that a hacker claiming to be in possession of Hillary Clinton’s secret emails was threatening to sell the whole thing for $500,000.
The hacker said that 32,000 emails from Clinton’s private email account were up for sale to the highest bidder.
Radaronline noted that the computer specialist had shown them the subject lines of some of “what appear to be legitimate messages.”
The messages included subject lines such as ‘H Libya security latest. SID’ (with attachment), ‘H Algeria latest French Intel on Algeria hostage Sid,’ ‘H Latest Libya intel internal govt discussions high levels’, and ‘H HIGHLY IMPORTANT! Comprehensive Intel Report on (with attachment)’.
The hacker said that while “Hillary or someone from her camp [has since] erased the outbox containing her emails,” she or they “forgot to erase the emails that were in her sent box.” The hacker added that “if these emails get out to the public domain, not only is Hillary finished as a potential Presidential nominee, she could put our country’s national security at risk.”
Well the FBI was going to have none of these classified emails out in the wild, and swiftly “persuaded” the hacker in question to turn over his stash to the bureau.
“After speaking with my lawyers” the hacker told Radar exclusively, “I was advised I could not legally sell these, and to get rid of them and turn in everything I had to FBI.”
The hacker, a self-proclaimed computer specialist, exclusively told Radar that their legal team’s decision came after hours of analysis.
As Radar previously reported, the hacker had initially requested $500,000 for a collection of more than 32,000 emails of the presidential candidate’s that they had claimed to possess.
Radar confirmed that Clinton had privately used the AOL-based account, and had chatted about everything from serious international subjects such as situations in Benghazi and Algeria, to lighter topics such as Valentine’s Day.
Clinton’s emails were prone to hackers after she “or someone from her camp erased the outbox containing her emails, but forgot to erase the emails that were in her sent box,” insiders told Radar.
“If these emails get out to the public domain, not only is Hillary finished as a potential Presidential nominee, she could put our country’s national security at risk.”