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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

hacked.

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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