This is troubling:

The office of Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner on Monday afternoon said that it is limiting the functionality of its web site after its tech department had detected a security breach.

“Due to security concerns experienced by the Secretary of State’s website, full functionality of the website has been suspended to protect the integrity of state records and data.  Full functionality will be restored when we are assured that all data has been protected to acceptable levels of security,” said Secretary of State Brunner in a statement issued Monday afternoon.


"What we know is our IT department detected a situation with our Web site where there was somehow suspicious activity where someone could have gotten into our site and tried to move things around," a spokesman told The Cleveland Plain Dealer Monday afternoon.

The office’s statement noted that "this is not the first instance of direct assault on the operations of the Secretary of State’s office." [my emphasis]

Click through to read about all the death threats McCain’s legions (presumably) have been making.

There’s more in this Dayton Daily News story.



Marcy Wheeler aka Emptywheel is an American journalist whose reporting specializes in security and civil liberties.