ATLANTA, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) is under fire after someone sent a lewd picture to a college student via his Twitter account. The New York Congressman claims he was hacked; however, that claim is now up for debate.
When the story first broke, the Democrat began joking about the hacking saying, "I wonder if my blender will be hacked next." However, as the days progressed so did his temper. "This was a prank that I've now been talking about for a couple of days. I'm not going to allow it to decide what I talk about for the next week or the next two weeks, and so I'm not going to be giving any more information about that today," Rep. Weiner said in a press conference outside his Capitol Hill office Tuesday evening.
Reporters have been questioning the validity of the hacking since Rep. Weiner did not report the hacking to law officers but did inform his attorneys. He also initially denied being responsible for sending the picture. However, he would neither confirm nor deny if he was the man in the picture.
National Cyber Security News Contributor and cyber security expert, Gregory Evans, says this story may not be as clear-cut as you think. "There are several things that raise red flags for me as an ex-hacker. First, Rep. Weiner has more than 53,000 followers on Twitter. I'm wondering why only one person, Ms. Cordova, received the picture," says Evans. "I've seen this time after time where hackers target politicians, celebrities and other high profile people. The hacking could be true like when former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin was a target of hackers," adds Evans.
Evans says this problem will likely get worse since many businesses and well known people do not report cyber crimes because of embarrassment. Evans adds that many cases like this end with someone close to the victim being responsible.
Evans gives five reasons why Rep. Weiner may be telling the truth about the hack. For the full story, go to our website, www.nationalcybersecurity.com. There you will find more information on Rep. Anthony Weiner as well as other hot topics in technology.
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