2 lawmakers say computers hacked by Chinese
Original post made by Jane, Professorville, on Jun 11, 2008
Two House members said Wednesday their Capitol Hill computers, containing information about political dissidents from around the world, have been hacked by sources apparently working out of China.
Virginia Rep. Frank Wolf says four of his computers were hacked. New Jersey Rep.
Chris Smith says two of his computers were compromised in December 2006 and March 2007.
The two lawmakers are longtime critics of China's record on human rights.
In an interview Wednesday, Wolf said the hacking of computers in his Capitol Hill office began in August 2006.
He says a computer at a House committee office also was hacked, and he suggested others in the House and possibly the Senate could be involved.
Wolf said that in his office, the hackers "got everything," including all the casework regarding political dissidents around the world.
In comments to The Associated Press earlier in the day, Wolf suggested the problem probably goes further. "If it's been done in the House, don't you think that they're doing the same thing in the Senate?"