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E-Mail Hack Exposes Bush Family Pictures, Correspondence

Soulskill posted about a year and a half ago | from the dubya-the-painter dept.

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New submitter rHBa sends this article about another high-profile email account breach: "The apparent hack of several e-mail accounts has exposed personal photos and sensitive correspondence from members of the Bush family, including both former U.S. presidents. The posted photos and e-mails contain a watermark with the hacker's online alias, 'Guccifer.' ... Included in the hacked material is a confidential October 2012 list of home addresses, cell phone numbers, and e-mails for dozens of Bush family members, including both former presidents, their siblings, and their children. ... Correspondence obtained by the hacker indicates that at least six separate e-mail accounts have been compromised, including the AOL account of Dorothy Bush Koch, daughter of George H.W. Bush and sister of George W. Bush. Other breached accounts belong to Willard Heminway, 79, an old friend of the 41st president who lives in Greenwich, Connecticut; CBS sportscaster Jim Nantz, a longtime Bush family friend; former first lady Barbara Bush’s brother; and George H.W. Bush’s sister-in-law. "

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*shiver* (2, Funny)

koan (80826) | about a year and a half ago | (#42836433)

G "dubya" Bush's shower self portrait.

Re:*shiver* (3, Funny)

crazyjj (2598719) | about a year and a half ago | (#42837005)

Hey Laura, I'm sending you a picture of The Decider!

Re:*shiver* (0, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42837155)

Cheney?

Re:*shiver* [W in shower] (0)

Tablizer (95088) | about a year and a half ago | (#42837289)

unless there's a shoe-mark on his "southern end".

Re:*shiver* (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42837339)

It's a painting you fucking moron.

For lying us into a war... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42836469)

That lead to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians, I suppose this was the least our great nation could do.

I thought it was billions of deaths? (3, Insightful)

Andy Prough (2730467) | about a year and a half ago | (#42836509)

Clearly you haven't been reading your Huff-Po this morning.

Re:For lying us into a war... (5, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42836517)

Oh dear, it appears that someone's privacy has been violated without a warrant. Hey, Bush family, join the club!

Re:For lying us into a war... (0, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42836613)

Riiiight... _hundreds of thousands_ of innocent civilians. Don't you mean millions? Shit, why stop there, make it hundreds of millions!! Of course, al-qaida, the taliban, and the other insurgents who don't give a damn who dies, even fellow muslims should they be in the way, have fuck all to do with it, they should absolved from all blame, right? It was a totally peaceful and harmonious region, free of murder, executions, torture, and war before Bush went in ruined everything. Because after all, -repeat after me- it's all Bush's fault! Bush, and only Bush. It's all his fault. Hell, he invented fault!

Re:For lying us into a war... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42836633)

Are you really this ignorant, or just trolling?

Re:For lying us into a war... (1, Interesting)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42836707)

Hint: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casualties_of_the_Iraq_War [wikipedia.org]

Yes, hundreds of thousands, precipitating from Bush's decision to start a war in Iraq. You Americans seem pretty eager to forget that your prior Administration killed more people than the despot it meant to depose.

Re:For lying us into a war... (3, Insightful)

Lawrence_Bird (67278) | about a year and a half ago | (#42836785)

not our fault that sunni and shia hate each other. wonder how the hazara are doing in afghanistan? everyone hates them.

Re:For lying us into a war... (5, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42836905)

And you believe that justifies the senseless carnage your war brought?

Never mind those local conflicts were never any of your business to begin with.

You people will never get it. You will never understand accountability or responsibility for your actions. Where mature adults would feel ashamed and penitent for what their country had done, America is obviously governed and populated by grown-up children who defiantly think they can have their way and never suffer consequences.

Re:For lying us into a war... (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42837001)

Goodness, look. It's someone from another country who can act the part of the outraged world citizen because their country couldn't do this shit if they wanted to. It's easy to be righteous from the sidelines.

Re:For lying us into a war... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42837147)

You're right, I am from another country. It's called Iraq.

Re:For lying us into a war... (0)

geoskd (321194) | about a year and a half ago | (#42837153)

Goodness, look. It's someone from another country who can act the part of the outraged world citizen because their country couldn't do this shit if they wanted to. It's easy to be righteous from the sidelines.

Said the anonymous coward. Put your name on it or STFU.

-=Geoskd

Re:For lying us into a war... (-1, Troll)

SternisheFan (2529412) | about a year and a half ago | (#42836975)

American here. I've always thought Bush Jr.'s Iraq war was a simple case of "Love me, daddy". "I'll get that Saddam for you. If I do, will you love me then?" A truly disgusting abuse of power. George jr. is not heard or seen much in the media since he left office, he's figured out how most of us do not like him, if some of us ever did. I hope that the world knows that the average U.S. citizen was against Bush from the beginning, when the voting shenanigans in Florida (hanging chads!) led to the outright theft of the office of the presidency. There are a lot of disillusioned voters who could only watch with disbelief what went on then. Many Anti-Bush demonstrations at the White House lawn happened, their effect was nothing changed, the friends of Bush kept profitting from these unnecessary wars. Truly a shameful time to be an American, imo.

Re:For lying us into a war... (1)

Jah-Wren Ryel (80510) | about a year and a half ago | (#42837467)

George jr. is not heard or seen much in the media since he left office, he's figured out how most of us do not like him, if some of us ever did.

George Sr was pretty low profile too. He's had a couple of moments in the spotlight, but there's been 16 more years to spread them out over.

Re:For lying us into a war... (0, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42837213)

And Many more million seem to forget Obama's administration for numerous more killings, killings of American citizens all this coming from a Nobel Peace prize winner...Along with numerous DOJ shady dealings incoming "Fast and Furious", but hey its ok!

Re:For lying us into a war... (5, Insightful)

Gripp (1969738) | about a year and a half ago | (#42836819)

No one has issue with Afghanistan. The OP is more than likely talking about Iraq. Whom we were literally lied to and told they had ties to al-qaida, and then oops we misunderstood the report - but they have "weapons of mass-destruction1!!!!!" oops, we misread that one too, "but sadam is torturing his people!!", oops, turns out they weren't asking for help.. "ohhh.... okay well then I guess we need to stick around to clean up. "

can you imagine having died and learned that was the reason? That there wasn't one, never was, but now more need to die because of the mess we created by being there wrongfully in the first place? Can you imagine that the vast majority of our current debt is because of the massive amount being pumped into the war in iraq? And you're going to defend it?

Re:For lying us into a war... (0)

tnk1 (899206) | about a year and a half ago | (#42837029)

Well strictly speaking, while the war is expensive, the debt really isn't from the war primarily. It is just one of the bigger line items. There are a lot of other culprits out there, not least of which was the problems caused by this little old recession we had.

Re:For lying us into a war... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42837103)

oil companies (bushie) and weapons manufacturers (Dead eye dickie cheney) are the only Profiteers.... hold on... aren't there a shit boat full of other laws preventing their criminal profiteering, as well as their OTHER CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY.?

Re:For lying us into a war... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42837143)

Consider you both are idiots for getting the wrong Bush in the first place... When H.W. was in office there wasn't anything going on as far as the US was concerned in Iraq.
 
Just another ahistorical Slashtard looking to lash out at someone, eh?

Re:For lying us into a war... (1)

Hatta (162192) | about a year and a half ago | (#42837253)

No one has issue with Afghanistan.

I have an issue with Afghanistan. More coalition troops have died in Afghanistan than died in 9/11. And what have we got for it? A dead bin Laden? Even if he would have been able to pull off another 9/11(unlikely), we're losing more lives than we're saving.

Re:For lying us into a war... (0)

Isaac-1 (233099) | about a year and a half ago | (#42837303)

What we have to show for it is more than a decade without a major terrorist attack on the U.S.

Re:For lying us into a war... (1)

rHBa (976986) | about a year and a half ago | (#42837389)

Correlation != causation

I haven't had a cold since I started taking that homeopathic medicine...

Re:For lying us into a war... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42837433)

That's due to the anti-terrorist rock I painted shortly after 9/11. He's sitting in the front yard, keeping a vigilant eye on the whole of north america, frightening off those evil terrorists.

You can thank me later.

Preferably in cash.

Re:For lying us into a war... (2)

Hatta (162192) | about a year and a half ago | (#42837437)

At what cost? Over the past 10 years we lost about 3000 people in Afghanistan. In the 10 years before that, we lost about 3000 people in terrorist attacks. This is a draw at best. And that's if and only if you expect a 9/11 attack every 10 years, which is not historically the case.

Re:For lying us into a war... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42836669)

Who's the more foolish, the fool or the fool who follows him?

Those who lied to the masses about Iraq are easily outnumbered by those who lied to themselves and just accepted the administration's word.

Re:For lying us into a war... (1, Insightful)

tnk1 (899206) | about a year and a half ago | (#42837089)

That's actually a pretty ridiculous assertion. The administration is going to say what they are going to say, and if they lie to us, precisely what intelligence assets to we have to prove them wrong?

In the end, we only found out that there were intelligence problems because we went there and had a look around ourselves, which is to say, the army did and they found nothing. We wouldn't have gotten that sort of information any other way.

Let's remember, the fact that Saddam did not have WMDs would actually have been less surprising if we didn't already know he had them at one point and used them on the Iranians and the Kurds. In retrospect, I don't see why you think it would have been obvious to the American public that Saddam wouldn't have had weapons that he clearly demonstrated possessing and using in the past. The fact that he did not have them is something that would not have been immediately apparent to the man on the street. It would have been quite another thing if we made that assertion about a country that never possessed and used them in the past.

Re:For lying us into a war... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42837293)

it is a ridiculous assertion.

however, there were people on the ground saying he didn't have what we thought he had. And of course we thought he had them, where do you think he got them from, but as it turns out he didn't take care of the toys we gave him, which isn't that much of a stretch to believe if you looked around the country abit beforehand.

And lets also remember, we were not at the time taking about chemical weapons, we were talking about nuclear weapons and an imminent threat to the US. Something Saddam actually didn't have and had never had but yet we were sure he was about to blow us up with one. I am i man in the street, i knew with 98% certainly that saddam didn't have anything but a depleted and decaying supply of chemical weapons that we had given him. The other 2% was the off chance that he actually had a little for himself that he kept ready, turns out he didn't even have that. I also predicted the sectarian violence that fallowed, i was sitting on the couch talking to my dad and i said, "what if we get to Baghdad and we end up standing there like a referee holding back each side, what do we do then". Turns out they didn't know any more then i did.

Re:For lying us into a war... (5, Insightful)

Hatta (162192) | about a year and a half ago | (#42837379)

That's actually a pretty ridiculous assertion. The administration is going to say what they are going to say, and if they lie to us, precisely what intelligence assets to we have to prove them wrong?

Were you paying attention in 2003? It was clear then that most of their intelligence was fabricated. Opposition to the Iraq war produced some of the largest protests ever. Lots of people figured out that they were being lied to.

In the end, we only found out that there were intelligence problems because we went there and had a look around ourselves, which is to say, the army did and they found nothing. We wouldn't have gotten that sort of information any other way.

Bullshit. We could have waited for Hans Blix to finish. But Bush&Co knew that he wouldn't find anything that would support an invasion. Therefore he couldn't be allowed to finish.

Let's remember, the fact that Saddam did not have WMDs would actually have been less surprising if we didn't already know he had them at one point and used them on the Iranians and the Kurds.

The fact that Saddam did not have WMDs was not surprising at all.

In retrospect, I don't see why you think it would have been obvious to the American public that Saddam wouldn't have had weapons that he clearly demonstrated possessing and using in the past

Because there was no physical evidence, only fear mongering.

The fact that he did not have them is something that would not have been immediately apparent to the man on the street.

The man on the street should be able to recognize fear mongering when he sees it. When you hear things like "We don't want the smoking gun to be a mushroom cloud", you KNOW you are being manipulated. It was blatantly obvious in 2003.

I hope this guy's good... (4, Insightful)

Dancindan84 (1056246) | about a year and a half ago | (#42836471)

The kid gloves are off. They're handing out actual jail time [wired.com] for people hacking phones/email for nude pics of Scarlett Johansson. If they find him/her, this dude's going to end up in gitmo over some addresses and phone numbers.

Re:I hope this guy's good... (5, Insightful)

Sir or Madman (2818071) | about a year and a half ago | (#42836551)

If you enter my house at take my photo album, that's theft regardless of whether the door was locked or unlocked. How is this any different? There is a reasonable expectation to privacy for an email account.

Re:I hope this guy's good... (5, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42836589)

Not according to the gubmint. According to them, after 180 days it is abandoned and they can search it for any reason without a warrant.

Re:I hope this guy's good... (1)

Dancindan84 (1056246) | about a year and a half ago | (#42836647)

I'm not opposed to the fact that the kid gloves are off if you got that impression from the "I hope this guy's good..." part. Just pointing out that if people are getting 10 years of hard time for nude pics, hacking email accounts involving two presidents is not going to go well for him if he's caught.

Unless You're Aaron Swartz (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42836659)

If you enter my house at take my photo album, that's theft regardless of whether the door was locked or unlocked. How is this any different? There is a reasonable expectation to privacy for an email account.

Unless you're Aaron Swartz and those albums are full of academic papers. Then he can do what he wants.

Slashdot is so hypocritical sometimes.

Re:Unless You're Aaron Swartz (-1, Flamebait)

Archangel Michael (180766) | about a year and a half ago | (#42836761)

Aaron Swartz kill himself, it wasn't a government that did it to him. If you can't stand the heat, don't go into the kitchen.

Re:Unless You're Aaron Swartz (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42837047)

but... but... I'm hungry

Re:Unless You're Aaron Swartz (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42837423)

I keep a jar of peanut butter in the bathroom, and there's crumbs under the couch. PB&C now scram kid

Re:I hope this guy's good... (4, Informative)

Gripp (1969738) | about a year and a half ago | (#42837105)

What is it If I enter your house and take photo's of your photos? On a quick look in florida, unless you break something (vandalism) or the owners are home it would be classified as 810.08 Trespass in structure or conveyance which is a 2nd degree misdemeanor, which has a prison term of not greater than 60 days. So based on your conclusion he should be looking at about the same. Not the 10 years the OP presented.

Re:I hope this guy's good... (1)

Quila (201335) | about a year and a half ago | (#42837337)

Unless the door was wide open, it's breaking and entering. Even the force needed to open a door is considered the "breaking" part -- you used force to illegally enter a residence. If it can be shown you did so with intent to commit a crime, then that is burglary. If you did this for a dozen different residences (as a dozen different email accounts) then the individual charges pile up.

Re:I hope this guy's good... (1)

Isaac-1 (233099) | about a year and a half ago | (#42837341)

This depends on which state you live in

Re:I hope this guy's good... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42837387)

If you enter my house at take my photo album, that's theft regardless of whether the door was locked or unlocked. How is this any different? There is a reasonable expectation to privacy for an email account.

9.6-1 Unauthorized Access to a Computer System Which can be a felony. And, in this case, there's also copyright infringement. But there isn't any theft.

Re:I hope this guy's good... (2)

jfdavis668 (1414919) | about a year and a half ago | (#42836573)

The drones are already in search mode.

Re:I hope this guy's good... (1)

AwesomeMcgee (2437070) | about a year and a half ago | (#42837445)

ever since I realized that's the inevitable conclusion of that mule thing I can't stop imagining one of those in "search mode" chasing somebody down. That is some scary shit.

Re:I hope this guy's good... (2, Insightful)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42836617)

Only if the victim is famous. Good luck getting any help from the legal system if *your* account gets hacked. Back to work, plebe!

Re:I hope this guy's good... (4, Insightful)

Hatta (162192) | about a year and a half ago | (#42836625)

I hope this guy is not good, he deserves to be caught. As much as I despise the Bush administrations, they are out of power, and this just looks like personal correspondence. If evidence of wrongdoing is uncovered, this might be justified. But until then, this is just juvenile.

Re:I hope this guy's good... (1)

Dancindan84 (1056246) | about a year and a half ago | (#42836677)

Yeah, someone else seemed to think I was on this guy's side too. I'm not. I suppose I should have worded it, "I hope for this guy's sake that he's good..." or something. I'm fully supportive of something like this earning you a trip to PMITA prison.

Re:I hope this guy's good... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42836789)

Why would you "hope for this guy's sake" if you're not hoping he'll get away with it? It's almost like you don't know what hope means. If you aren't hoping he'll get away with it, why say exactly that, twice!

Re:I hope this guy's good... (1)

tnk1 (899206) | about a year and a half ago | (#42837167)

I think that he's just being sporting about it. The hacker did do something pretty ballsy, or incredibly stupid, or both. I'll salute the guy who takes the risk of jumping the Grand Canyon on a skateboard without a net, even if I think he's a moron for trying it. This hacker has just become a Secret Service "project", no doubt, so good luck to him, because he's going to need it.

Re:I hope this guy's good... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42836817)

PMITA prison.

Lol, rape is funny! Omg!

Re:I hope this guy's good... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42837323)

Too bad you're not!

Re:I hope this guy's good... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42837485)

Your sig is factually inaccurate, if an enemy of mine forgives me I get delighted at the prospect of another chance at doing shit to them in hopes of causing them problems without getting caught.

Re:I hope this guy's good... (1)

DaHat (247651) | about a year and a half ago | (#42836821)

If evidence of wrongdoing is uncovered, this might be justified.

By that logic... the hack is justified from the beginning because without opening up these emails... we would have no way to know if there is any wrongdoing.

No... this is wrong. Period.

Re:I hope this guy's good... (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42837121)

Oh shut up you puss.

Re:I hope this guy's good... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42837157)

Uh.... you can be in the wrong but still justified. Wikileaks, for example, often tramples all over people's and government's privacy. That's wrong. What they expose, on the other hand, totally makes it justified.

So it's wrong, but you shouldn't stop there. Keep reading after the period and don't shut off your brain.

But yeah, as no one is freaking out over a smoking gun, this guy's probably just an asshat.

Re:I hope this guy's good... (1)

Isaac-1 (233099) | about a year and a half ago | (#42837377)

So this is sort like the case for Bradley Manning, while he may have released some documents as part of a massive file dump that show mistakes and cover ups on the part of the government, he should still be shot for treason, violating his oath, etc. In other words he should be willing to pay the price for his actions

Re:I hope this guy's good... (1)

tnk1 (899206) | about a year and a half ago | (#42837195)

Correct. After all, should the police be able to go on fishing expeditions? I hope not, because there are so many laws on the books, it has been suggested that we're all breaking a few obscure federal laws on a daily basis without even realizing it.

Re:I hope this guy's good... (1)

geoskd (321194) | about a year and a half ago | (#42837257)

If evidence of wrongdoing is uncovered, this might be justified.

By that logic... the hack is justified from the beginning because without opening up these emails... we would have no way to know if there is any wrongdoing.

No... this is wrong. Period.

No, it really isn't wrong. The reason is simple. Bush Jr went to great pains to erode our constitutional protections, and successfully rendered our privacy moot. Thanks to Bush, the federal government can search my e-mail without a warrant . If the government has this right by Bush's admission, we the people should have that right. To my mind that makes Bush's e-mail fair game for public consumption. Any way you slice it, GW had this coming, and I can only hope that there is something in there that in some way diminishes Bush and his ilk in the years to come.

Re:I hope this guy's good... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42837395)

I knew there would be some jack-wad that would be happy about this.

You really deserve a shiv in the liver, mother fucker.

Re:I hope this guy's good... (1)

operagost (62405) | about a year and a half ago | (#42837457)

You're part of the problem.

Re:I hope this guy's good... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42837353)

More like a little bit of the karma.

Re:I hope this guy's good... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42837271)

Nah. The Bush family in general are monsters and are personally responsible, through business and political action, guilty of the deaths of tens (if not hundreds) of thousands and the suffering of millions.

Why sugar coat it? Our presence in Iraq and the middle east were military actions intended to protect business interest that the Bush family has direct ties to. Economic policy enacted by bush family politicians is directly responsible for two major recessions in the US. The latest has caused a worldwide depression.

All of the above is well understood by EVERYONE outside of the US. It's little secret why we're a joke abroad.

Breech of their personal email is the least bit of bad karma they deserve.

Re:I hope this guy's good... (1)

OffTheLip (636691) | about a year and a half ago | (#42836627)

Good might not help. The NSA just needs to deep search their archives.

Re:I hope this guy's good... (4, Insightful)

gstoddart (321705) | about a year and a half ago | (#42836701)

And since this involves 2 former presidents and their families, you can bet it will be the secret service and other high profile agencies looking into this.

He'd better be damned good to avoid the full wrath of the agencies which are going to be all over this.

They might even take time out of enforcing copyright for this. ;-)

Re:I hope this guy's good... (2, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42836703)

The kid gloves are off. They're handing out actual jail time [wired.com] for people hacking phones/email for nude pics of Scarlett Johansson. If they find him/her, this dude's going to end up in gitmo over some addresses and phone numbers.

Could be worse. He could have shared a song or movie. Ever the serial rapist/murderers get chills when you tell them you're in for that.

Re:I hope this guy's good... (1)

DarkOx (621550) | about a year and a half ago | (#42836725)

Yes and as former presidents keep their Secret Service detail for I think a decade this guy *is* going to be found and probably prosecuted such that he will wish he'd just been strung up by the balls.

Re:I hope this guy's good... (1)

psm321 (450181) | about a year and a half ago | (#42837043)

It's back up to lifetime protection as of a few months ago.

Re:I hope this guy's good... (1)

sycodon (149926) | about a year and a half ago | (#42837413)

Actually, I wouldn't be surprised if Holder ignores it even after they have the little shit in custody.

Re:I hope this guy's good... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42836755)

Gitmo? If he's near a computer/phone, "imminence" clause is tripped, and he should expect a hellfire missile.

And you think this is a GOOD thing? (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42836797)

Really?

And isn't it "privacy is dead", right? Yet people didn't demand Eric's head and sending to GITMO for saying it and invading our privacy.

So why is it so damn violent here?

Some dickwad got hosed.

If he'd been a burger flipper at McD's, no bugger would care. But because he's the dickhead who killed thousands, you want fucking DRONE STRIKES????

Re:And you think this is a GOOD thing? (1)

tnk1 (899206) | about a year and a half ago | (#42837243)

Well, I don't want drone strikes, but I do think a lot of people get the feeling that if you can mess with an ex-President, you probably feel like you could mess with everyone. While I know I don't have a security detail, there is probably the illusion that there is some protective mechanism keeping people from messing with me. The fact that Bushs 41 and 43 can get hit shows that there really is no such protection or shelter by default. Once you show that there is no shelter, people start wanting you to die at the end of a Hellfire missile so the threat you represent is addressed.

slashdot, come on and speed up (0, Offtopic)

schneidafunk (795759) | about a year and a half ago | (#42836547)

I saw this news 8 hours ago on the front page of yahoo. Can we stick to obscure news, or post widespread news in a timely manner?

Sorry for ranting, mod me a troll if you wish.

Re:slashdot, come on and speed up (1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42836883)

We were too busy posting stories about patents we don't like.

Picked the right President (3, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42836561)

Just don't try the same trick with Obama. He has no problem drone bombing US citizens.

Re:Picked the right President (0)

jerry-VA (928823) | about a year and a half ago | (#42836783)

Agree. When Obama claimed the right to assassinate U.S. citizens, he violated his oath of office. And when he did so, he became impeachable.

Re:Picked the right President (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42837199)

Except it requires actions, not words, for it to be an impeachable offense. Thanks for playing.

Re:Picked the right President (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42837417)

I guess I thought the following were actions not words, but "Thanks for playing"

American citizen Anwar al-Awlaki, the radical Muslim cleric who was killed in 2011 by a drone strike in Yemen. That drone attack also killed a second American, Samir Khan.

And a month later, Awlaki's Colorado-born son — 16-year-old Abdulrahman al-Awlaki — was targeted and killed by another U.S. drone strike in Yemen.

Re:Picked the right President (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42837237)

impeach him and bushies 1 and 2 for their Crimes against Humanity. thats why they are not even allowed to travel into Canada. they will HAVE to be arrested and turned over to the Hague. for their Crimes. and the USians will NOT allow that to happen. no Matter how many Crimes they commit.

Re:Picked the right President (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42836829)

Why wouldn't he do it now to prevent his email from getting hacked after he leaves office?

Enemy of The State (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42836577)

crimes against humanity - frist post - hahahaha but bac to reality - arrest him for his crimes against humanity and treason against the USians and violation of his OATH of OFFICE to protect the Constitution against and from ALL ENEMIES, both foreign and DOMESTIC. Bush and Obama are the ULTIMATE ENEMIES of the CONSTITUTION, and the PEOPLE.

Shame (1)

MichaelSmith (789609) | about a year and a half ago | (#42836615)

This isn't going to end well for the "hacker".

Re:Shame (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42836911)

This isn't going to end well for the "hacker".

Not that we would ever know how it ends ...
I suspect this is one of those types of offense for which the perpetrator will quietly disappear for a very long interrogation (likely the rest of his/her life).

huhhu. huh. huhuhu. (-1)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42836635)

Dorothy BUSH COCK!

Huhu huh.

Re:huhhu. huh. huhuhu. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42837443)

Why... you can call her Bush, or you can call her Cock. But ya doesn't have to call her Bush Cock.

OK, I'm clueless here... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42836637)

...guess I've been out of the hacking biz for too many decades, but how are these mailboxes being compromised? I mean, it seems a rather long and arduous task to brute force passwords, especially if there are timeouts/captchas/whatever after so many missed passwords. Are these inside jobs?

I know I get emails daily from friends who have had their email accounts hacked...I simply can't believe that someone is sitting in front of their computer or even automatically generating passwords to hack these accounts.

Re:OK, I'm clueless here... (1)

Dan93 (222999) | about a year and a half ago | (#42836855)

There other ways to crack someones mail account than using passwords, like exploits. Especially if it's webmail.

Re:OK, I'm clueless here... (1)

Culture20 (968837) | about a year and a half ago | (#42836915)

Spear phishing is my bet or easily guessed security questions a la Palin. Speaking of security questions, why did their use rise after the Palin email incident? Could have also been targeted malware key loggers.

Re:OK, I'm clueless here... (2, Informative)

Anonymous Coward | about a year and a half ago | (#42836953)

...guess I've been out of the hacking biz for too many decades, but how are these mailboxes being compromised? I mean, it seems a rather long and arduous task to brute force passwords, especially if there are timeouts/captchas/whatever after so many missed passwords. Are these inside jobs?

I know I get emails daily from friends who have had their email accounts hacked...I simply can't believe that someone is sitting in front of their computer or even automatically generating passwords to hack these accounts.

Palin's account was hacked by guessing the "lost password" secret security question, such as "what was your mother's maiden name?"

I'm guessing something similar happened here.

Re:OK, I'm clueless here... (2)

Spectre (1685) | about a year and a half ago | (#42836977)

It depends ... it is pretty easy to hack a common person's e-mail. Look them up on FaceBook (if they have an account there).

Did they leave their e-mail address publicly available? Now you have their e-mail address, all you need is a password.

Look over their profile, noting the names of pets, significant others, family members as well as any publicly mentioned interests, celebrities, whatever.

Use variations of those names of pets, family members, etc as a password, if the account the e-mail is on requires numbers, toss 123 or the age of family member at the end. If the person was a fan of a particular car, try the model and year, etc. You get the idea.

The above will fail more often than not, but sometimes you* get lucky.

*I say you, but of course neither you nor I would be so malicious as to go breaking into an e-mail account.

The lesson to be learned (4, Insightful)

TVmisGuided (151197) | about a year and a half ago | (#42836773)

There's an object lesson here: there's no such thing as privacy on the Internet.

Re:The lesson to be learned (1)

Isaac-1 (233099) | about a year and a half ago | (#42836921)

No, I think the object lesson will be what happens to this guy when he gets caught

Re:The lesson to be learned (2)

tnk1 (899206) | about a year and a half ago | (#42837301)

The object lesson is that people are too stupid to realize what is really in store for them until it is too late.

The Bush family gets owned, and the hacker becomes the new girlfriend of Enrico the Drug Dealer in the Federal Pen when he's caught. No one is going to be winning here, except the media.

This is Terrible! Something has to be done! (1)

trainermitch (1416557) | about a year and a half ago | (#42836823)

Nobody wants to see pictures of the Bushes!

Link blocked for "Adult Themes" (1)

asylumx (881307) | about a year and a half ago | (#42836897)

I can't help but wonder what's in these pics, our company blocks the link for "adult themes."

Emails from the Bush twins... (1, Funny)

Red Midnight (1440977) | about a year and a half ago | (#42837031)

Here's a picture of daddy drunk again...

Here's a picture of daddy throwing up again...

And here's a picture of mommy at *her* house...

Ah, I see the problem... (1)

MikeMacK (788889) | about a year and a half ago | (#42837083)

AOL? No wonder Republicans are losing the technology war to Dems...

I truly hope it reveals... (1)

Tablizer (95088) | about a year and a half ago | (#42837247)

Please please tell me the shoe really did find its target!

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