Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton received infected emails from hackers in her private email inbox during her tenure at the State Department.
On the morning of August 3, 2011, Clinton received a fake speeding ticket in her email inbox with the subject line “Uniform traffic ticket.” If Clinton clicked on the email to see if she actually got a speeding ticket, then the hackers would have been able to steal all of her information.
This was one of at least five times that Clinton received messages from hackers, who might have been Russian in origin.
The problem was bad enough that security experts were called in to look at the infected messages the next month, in September 2011. The experts concluded that as part of this scheme, victims’ information was forwarded to overseas computers, including at least one in Russia.
The fact that security experts were called in suggests that Clinton did, in fact, open the emails.