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Hacker breaks into 49 House sites, insults Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) - A hacker broke into 49 U.S. House Web sites of

both political parties to post a crude attack on President Barack

Obama after his State of the Union address.

The sites of Ohio Democrats John Boccieri Steve

Driehaus and Charlie Wilson were among those that were


A spokesman for the House chief administrative officer says the

sites are managed by a private vendor that let its guard down while

performing an update.

Most House Web sites are overseen by House technicians but

individual offices are permitted to contract with a third party to

manage new features and updates.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Republican leader John Boehner

of Ohio have asked for a review of what happened.


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