An elusive computer hacker claims to have compromised email accounts belonging to members of the Bush family, intercepting private images and correspondence sent from two former US presidents and others.
The Smoking Gun website has published a series of personal photographs that they say were obtained after a hacker who uses the online moniker “Guccifer” breached the AOL email account of Dorothy Bush Koch — the daughter of former US President George H. W. Bush — and at least five others.
On Friday morning, the Associated Press quoted a spokesperson for the forty-second president as saying a criminal investigation into the incident has been launched. Speaking to ABC News, Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan confirms that his agency is conducting a probe as well. Representatives for Mr. Bush’s son, fellow former-Pres. George W. Bush, have been hesitant to comment on the report, though, and Houston FBI spokeswoman Shauna Dunlap tells the AP, “We do not confirm or deny the existence of any investigation.” According to what has been released by the Smoking Gun so far, however, both former presidents are directly linked to the hack.
In an email conversation between Guccifer and the Smoking Gun, the hacker says he swiped “a lot of stuff,” including “interesting mails” relating to the senior president’s recent hospitalization and his family.
“[Y]our dad’s funeral team is having an emergency meeting at 10 a.m. just to go through all the details,” reads one email the Smoking Gun says a Bush aide sent to President 42’s children. That communiqué, Bush aide Jean Baker writes in the email, “fell under the broadening category of things NOT TO TELL YOUR MOTHER.”
In another exchange, George W. Bush writes about planning a eulogy for his ailing father, who was hospitalized in his native Houston, Texas late last year after a case of bronchitis intensified. In yet another, Bush Jr.’s brother Jeb reflect on “how kind” his father has been to former-Pres. Bill Clinton and how “he helped restore his sordid reputation.”
“A very tough thing to do but with kindness, dad probably helped Bill Clinton than anything he himself has done,” Jeb Bush writes.
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Romanian Police say they catch hacker Guccifer, who allegedly broke into Colin Powell’s email account
by Romania Insider
Romanian authorities have said they caught the Romanian hacker known as Guccifer, who allegedly broke into the email accounts of several high level individuals including former US secretary of state Colin Powell.
Caught in the Romanian city of Arad, where he lived, Marcel Lazăr Lehel is believed to have also hacked the email accounts of several Romanian individuals, including the head of the Romanian Intelligence Service SRI, George Maior.
He is also believed to have hacked into the accounts of US public figures such as Colin Powell, members of the Bush and Rockefeller families, and officials of the Obama administration.
Exactly. I agree!
But it's perfectly fine for the government to hack everybody else' information ILLEGALLY? How does that work?
Why doesn't the secret service look into the fraud they're protecting? Too embarrassing?