The Bush family might have expected to move on into life after politics without expecting any sort of interference from the rest of the world. But this has hardly been the case recently, since the family’s email accounts have been attacked by unidentified computer hackers. The hacker was able to get into three years worth of emails being shared by the Bush family, obtaining a great deal of confidential information in the process.
The Secret Service has begun its investigation into the matter, and the offender should expect harsh penalties if he/she is caught. One of the emails reveals the secret security code for the gate of the family home. Another one says that ”your Dad’s funeral team is having an emergency meeting at 10 a.m. just to go through all the details.” The team apparently expected that the elder Bush was soon going to pass into the afterlife.
Secret Service spokesman George Ogilvie said the Secret Service is looking into the situation, but that they must remain secretive as they proceed.
“We are investigating the incident,” Ogilvie said. “Beyond that I can’t get into anything else.”
A total of six email accounts were compromised, and politicians are already speaking about the political implications of the incident. Rep. Jim Langevin, R-Rhode Island, who co-founded the Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus said that the incident shows that changes with the Internet, “make it all the more challenging to secure our private information.”
It’s ironic that George W. Bush has been the victim of a hacking scheme when he spent so many years as the head of the CIA. We’re sure that the CIA is hacking its share of email accounts all over the world.