By Emily Senger - Friday, February 8, 2013 - 0 Comments
Photos of former president George W. Bush and his family — including photos his…
Photos of former president George W. Bush and his family — including photos his father George H.W. Bush in the hospital — have been posted online after it appears that the emails of several Bush family members were hacked.
The reports of hacking came, first, from website The Smoking Gun, which says it has been in contact with a hacker who calls himself Guccifer.
According to The Smoking Gun:
“Correspondence obtained by the hacker indicates that at least six separate e-mail accounts have been compromised, including the AOL account of Dorothy Bush Koch, daughter of George H.W. Bush and sister of George W. Bush. Other breached accounts belong to Willard Heminway, 79, an old friend of the 41st president who lives in Greenwich, Connecticut; CBS sportscaster Jim Nantz, a longtime Bush family friend; former first lady Barbara Bush’s brother; and George H.W. Bush’s sister-in-law.”
Besides the photos, confidential information, including the addresses, phone numbers and emails of other Bush family members were also obtained, says the report.
A Bush family spokesperson has confirmed that there is a criminal investigation into the matter and the hack has prompted the Secret Service to launch its own investigation into the incident, ABC is reporting.
By Luiza Ch. Savage - Monday, December 13, 2010 at 5:20 PM - 69 Comments
Crusader. Hacker. Megalomaniac. Extortionist.
When Julian Assange was finally arrested in London on Dec. 7, it was on allegations of having had unwelcome, unprotected intercourse with two Swedish women, and not for convulsing global diplomacy with his slow, controversial leak of diplomatic cables that infuriated allies, embarrassed kings and princes, were condemned by Washington for endangering lives, and dismissed by Tehran as a CIA plot. In a story worthy of a bestseller by Stieg Larsson, with its mix of state secrets, sex, and self-righteous computer geeks, it could come to pass that the man at the helm of WikiLeaks, who could not be pinned down by the U.S. Espionage Act, is vulnerable to a Swedish law against “sex by surprise.”
Assange, with his pale Warholian looks, is now a world hyper-celebrity or international super-villain, out of hiding and in custody, but still defiant. The Swedes may be the first to get him, but many more governments would like to get their hands on him. It has been a remarkable journey for someone who started out as a teenage hacker in his native Australia but became one of the most notorious men in the world—an individual who may have drastically altered the rules both in the world of diplomacy and the business of journalism. It is a story that has left people wondering about his motives, and pondering the question: what drives Julian Assange?