Obama passport info hack

VLOGZ. TV MARCH 20 2008

A State Department spokesman has just announced that two of its contract employees have been fired and a third reprimanded for hacking into the computer files of Sen. Barack Obama’s passport.The spokesman said the department’s own security system had detected the breaches on Jan. 9, Feb. 21 and March 14. He said the workers were removed for “imprudent curiosity.”

According to the Associated Press, a spokesman for the Obama campaign demanded a full investigation including motives and the reason for the delays in announcing the breaches.

A Obama spokesman “an outrageous breach of security and privacy, even from an administration that has shown little regard for either over the last eight years.”

The U.S. official said that on January 9, February 21 and March 14 of this year, “three different contract workers all individually accessed the passport records for Obama.”

When a prominent person’s passport records are accessed, it triggers an alarm in the State Department system and the person who accessed the records is questioned, the official said.

“In the first two instances, they were fired. In the third instance, the individual has been disciplined pending.”

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