– A hacker made a bipartisan attack on the websites of 49 members of the U.S.
House of Representatives last night, and posted a negative comment about
President Barack Obama, the Associated Press reported.
Jeff Ventura, a
spokesman for the chief administrative office, told AP that while most
lawmakers’ sites are managed internally, the sites that suffered the attacks
are managed by a third-party vendor, GovTrends of Alexandria, Va.
defacements reportedly included messages such as: "F— OBAMA!! Red Eye
CREW !!!!! O RESTO E HACKER!!! by HADES; m4V3RiCk; T4ph0d4 — FROM BRASIL"
Ventura noted that
GovTrends was in the midst of an update when the attack occurred, adding that 18
House sites managed by GovTrends were defaced last year.