Skip to comments.Bachmann Campaign: 'Malicious Attack' On Website
Posted on 05/13/2010 5:19:34 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
Rep. Michele Bachmann's campaign says a "malicious attack" on its website gave several users and supporters a computer virus.
A press release on Bachmann's website states the virus was spread to users with Internet Explorer or Google Chrome. Web developers found the virus on the site and removed it, according to the release.
Bachmann's Campaign Manager Gina Countryman said they take the security of their website very seriously.
"It is disturbing there are people who spend their time and energy on causing havoc to innocent volunteers," she said in the release.
Contryman said they do not believe any information was removed and assures that no contributor lists are house on the website.
The campaign advised any supporters who were affected by the attack to run a basic anti-virus program on their computer and seek help if they need to have any viruses removed.
Though the bug seems to have been removed, the campaign states that some security software programs are being notified of the website's condition and may continue to flag it.
If you were affected by a virus or a prompt to download a virus from visiting Bachmann's website, we want to hear from you. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your story.
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Pelosi made Bachmann her number one target, so Nancy is responsible for the behavior of ALL of her minions!
When will Nancy apologize AND investigate this vicious attack!
You can bet that Ol’ Stretch is having a good laugh over this.....