Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Newt Gingrich Gets Hacked

One of the more interesting results when you accidentally type in

Apparently I spoke too soon, and so did the hackers. Earlier today I said I didn't think anyone would go to the trouble of hacking the Iowa caucus results. But today, anyone who typed in (instead of the more accurate found themselves looked at any number of sites unflattering to Dear Mr. Speaker. 
For instance, sites like Tiffany & Co. (where Gingrich has a six-figure tab), Freddie Mac, or not-too-conservative news articles and YouTube videos (for instance Newt Gingrich and Nancy Pelosi talking climate change).
Popular digital media website,, called the hacking the digital equivalent of supporters of one politician vandalizing the lawn signs of an opponent in the dark of night. The domain is privately registered, so the owner’s information is not readily accessible.
Gingrich’s campaign wasn’t immediately available for comment.
Not too long ago, Rick Perry's site redirected to Ron Paul’s campaign website. No word on if the same stuntsperson was behind both.

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