June 13th, 2011
09:13 PM ET

Senate website under review after hacker gains access to server

The Senate sergeant at arms has ordered a review of all websites associated with the chamber after an intruder hacked into the server that supports Senate.gov over the weekend.

"Senate sergeant at arms staff traced the source of the access to a vulnerability in a portion of the website that is maintained by an individual Senate office, and immediately took steps to remove the vulnerability," Sergeant at Arms Martina Bradford said in a statement Monday.

Despite the intrusion, no user account information was compromised, Bradford said, noting that whoever hacked into the server "was only able to read and determine the directory structure of the files placed on Senate.gov." The accessed server contained only files intended for public consumption, she said.

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  1. banasy

    Fabulous. Just fabulous.

    June 13, 2011 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. gung hoe

    Meant only for the public must have been weiners weiner

    June 13, 2011 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jazzzzzzzz

    I'm les bian. I don't force my way of life on others. I'm out of the closet.

    June 13, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. gung hoe

    Go figure maybe thats how weiner got in trouble to begin with hmmm

    June 13, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. gung hoe

    Hey jazzzz can i watch or join in

    June 13, 2011 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  6. banasy

    @gung hoe:

    That's troll Jazzzzz. Real Jazzzz isn't into the same gender as she is.
    Sorry to disappoint you!

    June 13, 2011 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  7. TvNYC

    It's the end of the world as we know it, the yellow face is coming. We better make extra preparations because it might sting USA. Hopefully not but my great grandmother always told me the relatively new technology thanks to the yellow face will cause Armageddon.

    June 14, 2011 at 2:08 am | Report abuse |
  8. TvNYC

    In other words, North Koreas Internet hacking is teaching a lot of things where USA stands. North Korea is learning plenty, hopefully they don't just using what they are learning in a negative way towards USA and it's allies!

    June 14, 2011 at 2:12 am | Report abuse |
  9. TvNYC

    Sorry about grammatical errors, my iPhone predicts plenty of non sense. ( blame it on technology again ) haha... Take care nice American folks !

    June 14, 2011 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
  10. TvNYC

    P.S. Piers Morgan, please do not try to sound or look like Larry King because you don't have the studio for it. Plus, do something different, Larry King is a legend but it was getting boring at the end of his show. Maybe tackle world war 3 possibilities!

    I know I know, your welcome Piers...

    June 14, 2011 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
  11. Cesar The Chorizo Champ Of Chihuahua

    I want to hear more lebsian stories.

    June 14, 2011 at 9:37 am | Report abuse |
  12. Casey Case

    Lee Anthony recalled his sister saying, “she couldn’t believe it was happening, and it felt kind of surreal to her,” he testified. She said she did nothing to stop her child from being taken, he recounted, because “she was scared and she didn’t know what to do.”

    His sister told him from time to time, Gonzalez would contact her through Casey Anthony’s MySpace page and direct her as to what to do and where to go. She went to the locations, she said, in hopes of seeing or retrieving her daughter but was never successful in finding her.

    Casey Anthony’s account as related by Lee Anthony differed markedly from the one she gave authorities after Caylee was reported missing. She maintained to police she dropped the child off at the nanny’s apartment that morning and never saw her again.

    Authorities were never able to find the nanny. They did find a woman named Zenaida Gonzalez, who denied ever meeting Casey Anthony or Caylee and later sued for defamation.

    “Zanny never materialized?” Baez asked Lee Anthony Thursday. “To this day, no,” he replied.

    Lee Anthony also testified Thursday that he was the one searching the Internet on the Anthony family computer July 15 and 16, 2008. A computer examiner testified Wednesday that no searches for Zenaida Fernandez-Gonzalez were found on the computer until July 16 — dealing a potential blow to Casey Anthony’s claims to authorities that she was frantically searching for her daughter in the month before her disappearance was reported.

    Computer experts testified Wednesday that in March, someone using the desktop computer, located in the home Casey Anthony shared with her parents, searched for terms including “chloroform,” “inhalation,” “how to make chloroform” and “head injury.”

    The searches were found in a portion of the computer’s hard drive that indicated they had been deleted, Detective Sandra Osborne of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office testified Wednesday.

    However, she told jurors, deleted material remains on a computer’s hard drive and can be retrieved until it is overwritten by new data. It had not been overwritten on the Anthonys’ computer, she said, and “a complete Internet history” was obtained.

    June 14, 2011 at 10:21 am | Report abuse |