Monday, February 1, 2010

Congressional Sites Hacked

U.S. President Barack Obama

The websites of 49 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, were hacked and defaced with a nasty, expletive ridden message left behind for President Barack Obama. The U.S. Congress has called for an investigation into the incident and demanded that computer security be increased.

As someone who has been unlawfully and unjustly subjected to daily computer intrusions, I can attest, the fact of the matter is, anything can be hacked. Any system can be foiled and the contents compromised or stolen.

McCollum seeks hearings on cybersecurity

Sat, Jan 30 2010 2:13 pm - WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Betty McCollum is calling for congressional hearings on cybersecurity, two days after her own official House Web site was defaced by hackers.

The hackers, who identified themselves as the Red Eye CREW, were able to access the Websites of 49 House members Wednesday night, posting profanity on a Website that usually contains an inoffensive collection of links and photos of McCollum at various events...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader John Boehner, in a letter sent Thursday, asked the House's chief administrative officer to work with that subcommittee in doing a full review of security standards.