Congressional Websites Hacked With Anti-Obama Slur

January 28, 2010

(ChattahBox)—Hours after President Obama’s State of the Union Address last night, nearly 50 official Web sites of Congressional House members were taken down. The hackers identified, as Red Eye CREW, replaced the lawmakers’ Web pages with an attack on President Obama. The message read: “F—- OBAMA!! Red Eye CREW !!!!! O RESTO E HACKER !!! by HADES; m4V3RiCk; T4ph0d4 — FROM BRASIL.” All of the breached sites were on a third-party server outside of the protection of the Capitol’s firewall. Sounds like it’s time to reassess the use of an outside vendor for official government Web sites.

Some of the sites breached were those of: Reps. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), Phil Roe (R-Tenn.), Charlie Wilson (D-Ohio), John Tierney (D-Mass.), Charles Gonzales (D-Texas), Brian Baird (D-Wash.), John Barrow (D-Ga.), Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), John Boccieri (D-Ohio), John Olver (D-Mass.), Bobby Bright (D-Ohio), Mike Coffman (R-Colo.), Travis Childers (D-Miss.), Andre Carson (D-Ind.), John Campbell (R-Calif.), Suzanne Kosmas (D-Fla.), Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and others.

The Web site for Republican members of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee was also infiltrated by the hackers.

See Politico for more.


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