Being an ex-president doesn't spare you from email hackers. George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush are both cyberhacking victims, reports The Smoking Gun. Among the revelations from the heisted messages: details of the elder Bush's declining medical condition.
The hacked material includes a confidential October 2012 list of home addresses, cell phone numbers, and e-mails for dozens of Bush family members, including both former presidents, their siblings, and their children. The posted photos and e-mails contain a watermark with the hacker's online alias, "Guccifer."
At least six separate e-mail accounts have been compromised, including the AOL account of Dorothy Bush Koch, daughter of George H.W. Bush and sister of George W. Bush. The breach of her AOL account yielded the hacker e-mails that she received late last year about the health of her father, who was then hospitalized in Houston. A Nov. 28 "Report on Dad" e-mail was sent to several family members by Neil Bush, one of George H.W. Bush's four sons, and included specific details of the 41st president's illness and prognosis.
The Smoking Gun sought the hacking victims' reactions. "Reached on her cell phone, a shocked Dorothy Bush said she was unaware that her account had been hacked. 'Why would someone do this?' asked the 53-year-old Bush."
Via The Smoking Gun.