During the U.S. Presidential election, Hillary Clinton took a lot of heat for her use of a private email server for sending and receiving government related email. Politics and motive aside, Clinton’s use of a private email server was controversial because it put potentially confidential government emails outside the control and oversight of official government channels. While FBI investigators found no criminal wrong doing in this case, they did share that handling sensitive information in this way was careless and reckless.
As it turns out, Clinton is not the only one reckless in her data security. One of her greatest opponents and critics, Mike Pence, also used personal email services to send sensitive government correspondence. According to Indy Star, Pence used an AOL email account to send government related emails. Worse yet, his AOL account was hacked by a common cyber criminal. In this video, I share my thoughts about this case, and why I believe using a personal cloud email service is as bad as using a private email server.
Episode Runtime: 9:52
Direct YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krnJMen4fdY
- Pence used personal email account for state business – Indy Star
- Email hacking is only getting started – Wired