OMG! If Congressman Anthony Weiner can get hacked, is anybody safe?
The Weinergate facts, as we so far know them: on May 28, @RepWeiner, the verified Twitter account of US Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY), posted a tweet of a y.frog photo of a slightly-built white male straining to pitch a pup tent in a pair of grey Hanes Underoos. Within seconds, Congressman Weiner arrived at the scene of the cybercrime and instantly recognized it as the work of a hacker who had simultaneously broken into his Twitter, Facebook and y.frog accounts. Working quickly, and without regard to his own safety, Congressman Weiner used his elite law school-honed internet security coding skills to wrest back control of his accounts, delete the offending tweet and photo, as well as unfollow a Seattle coed to whom it was sent. His Twitter perimeter once again secured, the intrepid Congressmen sent out a new tweet explaining how he was victimized by an Internet criminal mastermind.
Butt do you see a pattern? First, someone stole Big Guy’s original Birth Certificate, then someone released an (alleged) forgery - which may or may not constitute identity theft. Then someone unleashed the use of the AOTUS to duplicate Big Guy’s signature and embarrass him by using the wrong date in the Queen’s book.
Could this all be related to the hacking of the conservative blog sites a couple of weeks ago? Is this something bigger and more insidious that partisan pranking? Could this be an Al Qaeda plot? A trial run for snatching identities of political personalities at will to use them for nefarious purposes?
Photo cred: People’s Cube
And now I understand it’s worse than I thought: in addition to his twitter and Facebook accounts, someone hacked into the Weiner’s Blackberry as well, and took the picture of his weiner! Thankfully it does not appear that anyone has hacked into Mrs. Weiner’s accounts so far. I’m not sure who would want to steal the identity of Humma Weiner anyway. Butt I tell you, other than her, no one is safe from the terrorists. Maybe it is time to sign up with Life Lock.
Butt enough of those problems. Big Guy had a busy Memorial Day weekend after returning home from Europe to bravely review devastated Joplin, MO,
Deliver some comforting words, and register some presidential emotion:
Also in Joplin – and I know this was a special request, butt even so – a rather strange autograph session. I’m just worried about how this might be used later in the campaign.
Maybe next time we can just take the AOTUS along to perform these duties.
Then back to D.C. for yesterday’s Memorial Day services (no, not the golf game): After practicing in Europe, Big Guy performed the traditional Arlington Cemetery service at the Tomb of the Unknowns.
Lady M came too! To make guests like WWII hero Bob Dole and his wife Elizabeth feel welcomed. Despite Bob Dole being a well known spokesperson for the weiner pill Viagra, I’ve been advised that he is not considered a person of interest in the Weinergate investigation.
For the honor ceremony, Lady M chose one of her favorite form fitting royal blue sheath dresses
Which was lovely, and was still appropriate, sans pearls, for later in the day when we were at the pool,
while Big Guy was on the golf course. For his 70th Presidential round and the 9th weekend in a row. I think this may be another historical first. Woo hoo!