Skip to comments.HOUSE WEBSITE HACKED -OBAMA ATTACKED
Posted on 01/28/2010 9:28:17 AM PST by don-o
*** Several House members had their websites hacked overnight after President Obama's State of the Union Address. Around 6:30 a.m. Eastern, the sites of Joe Wilson (R-SC) and Peter Welch (D-VT) were both replaced with one line of text:
***FU@& OBAMA!! Red Eye CREW !!!!! O RESTO E HACKER !!! by HADES; m4V3RiCk; T4ph0d4 -- FROM BRASIL Shortly thereafter, several congressional sites were completely offline, including Wilson, Welch, Duncan Hunter (R-CA) and Phil Roe (R-TN).
The attacks were first reported by the National Journal's Hotline On Call, which noted this wouldn't be the first strike by hackers using the Red Eye Crew name:
The Red Eye Crew has been responsible for other hacks before. The group claimed credit for hacking a site belonging to Old Dominion Univ. in '08 and Wieden + Kennedy, a New York ad agency. Politico reports that over 20 sites were affected:
Similar messages appear on the home pages 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 (R-Fla.)
, Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and other members.
They seem to be equal-opportunity hackers?
Related, from the StarTribune......http://www.startribune.com/politics/national/house/82939902.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_Yyc:aUUs
One too many robot martinis for those dudes.
I hope Congress has its own cyber security gurus who don’t have to depend on the flakes that Bummer appoints.
Does this mean no will get their weekly talking points and spam from whitehouse.gov.
Is it possible FR was attacked this morning? I had a devil of a time getting in today.
I would be surprised if we were not a target. I think John keeps it as secure as possible.
Yeah, Hunter is a firm conservative. Don’t know about the other republicans.
One would think a Brazilian would be thankful to the One. After all, he did hand the Olympics to them. And will subsidize their offshore drilling projects.
Maybe it was Greg, Bill and Andy.
Perhaps Robot Theater run amok? :O)
FR has more visible problems with trolls posting than with defacement attempts.
I wonder about similar attempts at DU and Kos if this is, as purported, coming from outside the USA. It would be, I confess, a gas to see them defaced.
I’ll vouch for Dr Phil Roe (R) Tenn-1
What do all of these Representatives have in common? Is it as simple as random password generated guesses, or was there a pattern these hackers attacked. I think our government infrastructure is at extreme risk due to poorly-implemented networks and abhorrent security teams in disparate network security offices. I wouldn’t be surprised if the attacks increased, esp. from Brazil, China, and N. Korea.
It was the Chinese. They’re VERY upset that their Treasuries are about to be worthless.