Representative's Twitter, Facebook Hack Leads to 'Weinergate'
Hackers compromised the Twitter and Facebook acounts of Congressman Anthony Weiner.
Congressional representative Anthony D. Weiner is the latest high-profile social networker to fall victim to a damaging and in this case, lewd cyberattack.
Weiner's (D-N.Y.) social networking problems began Saturday night (May 28), when the website BigGovernment.com reported that his Twitter account, @RepWeiner, had been taken over and used to send a lewd, "sexually suggestive" picture of a nearly naked man to a woman one of Weiner's Twitter followers in Seattle, the New York Times reported.
Weiner took to Twitter, making light of the hack, which BigGovernment, run by the conservative political blogger Andrew Breitbart, referred to as "Weinergate."
"Touche Prof Moriarty. More Weiner Jokes for all my guests! #Hacked!" Weiner wrote on May 28.
He also wrote, "Tivo shot. FB hacked . Is my blender gonna attack me next?"
In the wake of the lewd hack, Weiner has hired a lawyer to investigate what actions to take against the (as yet unnamed) perpetrators, MSNBC reported.