SecurityOrb.com: House of Representative's Websites get Hacked: Disses President Obama
By Kellep A. Charles, CISA, CISSP
SILVER SPRING, MD - Shortly after President Obama finished his State of the Union address to the American people on Wednesday January 27, 2010, hackers when into action to express their views and feelings about the President.
SecurityOrb.com stated, “The House of Representatives is investigating the hacking incident of as many as 49 websites of both Republican and Democratic representatives”. Some of the known effective sites were that of Reps. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.), Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), Harry Mitchell (D-Ariz.), Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.), Spencer Bachus (R-Ala.), Mike Honda (D-Calif.) and Brian Baird (D-Wash.).
GovTrends the company in charge of hosting these sites have not given an official statement as of yet, and as recent as August of 2009 were involved in another incident were 18 House of Representatives had their sites hacked into.
Many of the effected websites currently have temporary pages up until the matter is resolved.
SecurityOrb.com is following this story and will update as more information is gathered.