Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Obama and McCain Computers Hacked

This Newsweek article talking about Obama and McCain computers being hacked is light on details (probably because of an ongoing investigation), but is disconcerting in terms of its implications.


At the Obama headquarters in midsummer, technology experts detected what they initially thought was a computer virus—a case of "phishing," a form of hacking often employed to steal passwords or credit-card numbers. But by the next day, both the FBI and the Secret Service came to the campaign with an ominous warning: "You have a problem way bigger than what you understand," an agent told Obama's team. "You have been compromised, and a serious amount of files have been loaded off your system."

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