WASHINGTON (AP) -- A State Department audit has faulted Hillary Clinton and previous secretaries of state for poorly managing email and other computer information and slowly responding to new cybersecurity risks.
The Associated Press obtained a copy of the report by the agency's inspector general Wednesday.
It cites "longstanding, systemic weaknesses" related to communications. These started before Clinton's appointment as secretary of state, but her failures were singled out as more serious.
The review came after revelations Clinton exclusively used a private email account and server while in office. Clinton is now the likely Democratic presidential nominee.
The 78-page report says the department and its secretaries were "slow to recognize and to manage effectively the legal requirements and cybersecurity risks associated with electronic data communications, particularly as those risks pertain to its most senior leadership."
UPDATE 10:43 AM:
NEW EMAIL: OIG report has new email where Abedin asks HRC if she wants to get State email. HRC says no bc privacy https://t.co/JSajEPwssC— Rachael Bade (@rachaelmbade) May 25, 2016
MORE FROM REPORT: @hillaryclinton, Mills, Huma, Sullivan didn't cooperate w/State OIG probe. Powell, Albright, Rice did interviews— Rachael Bade (@rachaelmbade) May 25, 2016
State OIG report has Clinton aide shutting down private server in 2011 because "someone was trying to hack us." pic.twitter.com/t9jlsvJ044— Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) May 25, 2016
Candidate Biden warming up in the bullpen. https://t.co/WLTykYdRBk— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) May 25, 2016