Hacked: Obama's campaign website

Party Rooster

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Technically not a "hack" though I guess....

Hacked: Obama's campaign website
By: Hayley Peterson | Examiner Staff Writer
07/05/11 12:19 PM

The Obama campaign website was hacked on Tuesday and invited supporters to two fake anti-government events hosted by an unnamed "Commy Obama."

The campaign's application for mobile devices, such as iPhones and iPads, directed users to two events titled "Rules of Politics" scheduled for noon on Tuesday in Washington.



"1. Politicians and other public servants lie," read the event description provided on the Obama campaign website. (Full screenshot here.) "2. Politicians tell you what you want to hear and offer to provide things for 'free' to get votes. 3. When government buys, the people pay."

The 430-word message lists 21 total anti-government criticisms, none of which target Obama, another politician or a particular political party by name.

The twenty-first note quotes the late Adrian Pierce Rogers, a Southern Baptist preacher who served two terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention from 1979 to 1988.

"'You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom,'" the author writes, quoting one of Rogers' more famous sermons. "'When half of the people get an idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it.'”

The Obama website was hacked one day after Fox News' Twitter account was hijacked and spread false information saying Obama had been assassinated.

Update: Obama campaign adviser Ben LaBolt sent an e-mail to The Washington Examiner Tuesday afternoon saying the events calendar is user-generated, so the security of the website has not been compromised. The campaign removed the event from its calendar following the Examiner's report.

http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs.../hacked-obamas-campaign-website#ixzz1RHX4jwZG
Had to be a Tea Bagger. Isn't it spelled "commie?" :icon_cool
 

afternoonquil

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Hacking their website?
That's one gutsy call!
 

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Update: Obama campaign adviser Ben LaBolt sent an e-mail to The Washington Examiner Tuesday afternoon saying the events calendar is user-generated, so the security of the website has not been compromised. The campaign removed the event from its calendar following the Examiner's report.
So I guess it's like, if Wackbag had an events calendar and we all had access to it, and one of us posts an event that mocks O&A...and suddenly it's reported as the Unofficial O&A Message Board was officially hacked...when it's really not.

Oh well.
 

TheDrip

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Anonymous/LulzSec/SomeZanyName strikes again....oh boy.