Skip to comments.Weiner’s Twitter trouble (Weiner could get caught if he used government-issued Blackberry)
Posted on 06/03/2011 3:36:34 PM PDT by Qbert
Rep. Anthony Weiner, New York Democrat, has been embroiled in a scandal since a close-up photo of a mans crotch was sent from his Twitter account...
Mr. Weiner has been careful to point out that his Twitter account is private, but his spokesman did not respond to questions from The Washington Times about whether the congressman was on his government-issued BlackBerry when the photo was sent via Twitter.
If he was using his work BlackBerry, the normal protocol for a security breach would be to report it immediately to the House Information Resources (HIR) division for an investigation. A House aide familiar with procedures said that, If a members account has been hacked, HIR would launch an immediate investigation to preserve the security of the members data. HIR can also remotely shut down any compromised congressional device to ensure it is not misused. The aide said that Mr. Weiner made no such report.
The photo in the tweet does appear to have been taken from a BlackBerry. In order to get a photo off such a device, it would have to have been either sent across the Internet or someone would need to physically grab the device. BlackBerry prides itself on providing high-level security good enough for the president himself to use. Instead of calling HIR, the Capitol Police or the FBI about such a serious incident, he called a lawyer. Then, in his own words, he hired an Internet security firm to take a look at my private Internet feed. Neither would have the abilities of federal law enforcement investigators to wield subpoenas in the hunt for the identity of the real hackers.
Both the House Ethics Committee and the Office of Congressional Ethics declined to say whether they would take a look at the situation.
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weiner. co sponor of house cyber crimes bill.
you’re goin down, weiner.
Book him, Dano...
Does anyone actually think there is any evidence left to find? It’s been a week now, anything linking Weiner to sending that picture has already been destroyed.
So, Weiner’s wiener could be cooked.
What’s so ridiculous about the 45,000 number is the likelihood that he ever had a crowd a fraction of that listen to one of his speeches. I mean, really....that’s a freaking stadium full! Most towns are not that large.
Sociopathic legend in his own mind......pitiful.
Well of course Weiner is carrying around two Blackberry devices, or something like that.
It merely takes a subpoena of Twitter to get the records. Forensic analysis will show from where the photo was sent and we have found the hacker. When will Weiner finally report the crime?
You are correct and if this had been done immediately undoubtedly Weiner himself would’ve been found as the culprit. Which of course Weiner himself knows. I could be wrong about Weiner but I doubt it. My concern is that the Dems have control over so much now that evidence tampering to save one of their own is not out of the question. I seriously doubt that a quick subpoena of twitter would turn up anything at this point.