House of Representatives websites were hacked last night, Erin McPike reports at Hotline OnCall, with not-so-friendly messages posted about President Obama, such as: "F--- OBAMA!! Red Eye CREW !!!!! O RESTO E HACKER!!! by HADES; m4V3RiCk; T4ph0d4 -- FROM BRASIL"
If it seems to you like U.S. government computers, particularly in the House of Representatives, get hacked all the time, well, you're right: it does seem that way. Why, it was only June of 2008 that Reps. Frank Wolf (R-VA) and Chris Smith (D-NJ) were announcing that House computers had been hacked from Chinese I.P. addresses in 2006 and 2007--computers belonging to staffers involved in foreign policy-related subcommittee work who possessed information on human rights activists and abuses in China; in that same year, it was revealed that hackers (thought to be Chinese) had broken into the White House computer network numerous times; in August of 2009, dozens of House websites were hacked and defaced with "digial graffiti" (which, as seen above, is a significantly less artistic cousin of real graffiti) by an Indonesian hacker.