Thursday, March 12, 2009 |
6 years ago
Yesterday, we reported on the leak of supporter personal data off of Norm Coleman's campaign site. The data of 50,000 people was reportedly left unsecured on their Web site and the database included financial information for more than 4,700 supporters.
While IT professionals and the media have largely reported the campaign mistake, Coleman and his team have continued to accuse their opponents of hacking into their Web site to expose their supporters and put their financial information at risk.
The Secret Service is currently investigating the incident.
Here is what Coleman had to say, according to the Star Tribune :
Coleman, who said campaign officials found out about the hacking late Tuesday after getting calls from donors, called the online theft "obviously an attack on my campaign" but named no suspects. His lawyer, Fritz Knaak, said that while crippling Coleman's fundraising during the election trial was an obvious reason, the campaign had no evidence that political opponents were to blame.
"This is chilling. This is frightening," Coleman said after Wednesday's trial session. "We live in a world where privacy is hard enough to maintain as it is, and what little is left we find is compromised. ... I am hopeful, not confident, that law enforcement authorities who are involved will get to the bottom."
Watch the full response here: