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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Campaigns hacked by "foreign entity"

Both the Obama and McCain computer systems were hacked at about the same time.
U.S. authorities, according to one of the sources, believe they know who the foreign entity responsible for the hacking is, but refused to identify it in any way, including what country.

The source, confirming the attacks that were first reported by Newsweek, said the sophisticated intrusions appeared aimed at gaining information about the evolution of policy positions in order to gain leverage in future dealings with whoever was elected.



  • China?

    By Blogger -epm, at 3:49 PM  

  • That was my first guess. Maybe Russia.

    You gotta figure it's either a big enough player that they weren't afraid of being found out, or enough of an enemy, Iran, North Korea, that they figured it wouldn't matter.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 3:51 PM  

  • Anytime a "foreign entity" is unnamed in a news report, it usually turns out to be Israel.

    By Blogger Lew Scannon, at 4:00 PM  

  • Fair guess, but I can't imagine they would want to start off risking the relationship like that.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 4:18 PM  

  • At least they'll have their boy Rahm on the inside now.

    By Blogger matt, at 4:29 PM  

  • shouldn't that be 'with whomever is elected'?

    By Blogger r8r, at 6:13 PM  

  • Yeah, probably. It's their copy.

    By Blogger mikevotes, at 6:22 PM  

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