You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me?!?
So, let me get this straight. We’ve gone from blaming the Lamont campaign, to blaming unnamed nefarious hackers…to the Lieberman campaign spammed its website into oblivion?!?
A hacked module — a form, Hubbell theorized — was generating thousands of emails to joe2006.com addresses. Even after removing various functions from the site, the problems persisted, Hubbell told me. "There were multiple spam attacks," he recalled. "It seemed like it was internally spamming itself, and there was also potentially an outside source that was hitting it."
"There’s. . . some investigation going on to as to seeing where the [outside] spamming came from," Hubbell said. "That’s offsite, more on where the Lieberman committee is at."
Do you mean that the Lieberman campaign is investigating the spamming itself? "Yes," Hubbell replied.
The FBI is wasting precious manhours because Joe Lieberman’s servers were spamming themselves?!? I would be laughing my ass off if I didn’t know how valuable that investigative time is for the white collar crime computer reconstruction folks — I’ve worked with them on child pornography cases and other criminal matters. Spending their time investigating computer incompetence? Not amusing.
And what about all of the media patsies who jumped on this Lieberman-campaign fax and interview blitz — hyping it all over the place on election day yesterday — while people were voting and/or heading out to the polls? Blaming the Lamont campaign for…some Lieberman staffer’s own computer screw-up?!?
Time for a blogger ethics panel…