News Attacks and Breaches
Hacker Says He Accessed Pair Of Presidential Hopeful Romney's Online Accounts
Breach suggests Mitt Romney--or his aides--used same password across multiple Web services
Memo to presidential contenders: Lose the free Webmail accounts.
A hacker Tuesday claimed to have infiltrated the personal Hotmail firstname.lastname@example.org Dropbox account of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, after guessing his "favorite pet" security question to change the password. Gawker broke the story after receiving an email from the hacker, who said he--or she--had gleaned Romney's Hotmail address from a recent news story, although Gawker redacted the supplied password.
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"I hacked in after finding the answer to the security question, 'What is your favorite pet?' It is [redacted] by the way. The password is now [redacted] ... This is also the password for the Dropbox account," said the hacker's email. "This is all I have gotten into. I have nothing to do with Anonymous and have never done something like this before. Goodbye."
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