Thousands of State Department e-mail accounts still risk being hacked, report says

EXCLUSIVE: Nearly six years after auditors first warned—back in then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s day—that thousands of unused or neglected State Department e-mail accounts risked “being compromised by unauthorized users for unauthorized purposes,” thousands of similar accounts still exist, according to an internal watchdog report.

By federal rules, the inactive accounts are supposed to be shut down after 90 days. But according to the latest report from State’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG), issued last month, the majority of some 2,600 zombie accounts have been inactive for more than a year, despite department claims that they deleted them from the system.