Senator's Twitter Feed Hacked—by Anonymous?

Hacker posted anti-SOPA tweet on Chuck Grassley's feed
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 23, 2012 5:32 PM CST
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(Newser) – In answer to a Twitter query about who Anonymous should hack next: Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley had his Twitter feed hacked with an anti-SOPA message today, Gizmodo reports. The first hacked tweet: "Dear Iowans, vote against ACTA, SOPA, and PIPA, because this man, Chuck Grassley, wants YOUR internet censored and all of that BS." Then: "And yes, I am an Anonymous follower," and "Yes I was hacked."

The hacker may not have known that Grassley had pulled his support for SOPA, as Reuters reported. The hacker's last tweets are kind of fun anyway:

  • "uh-oh looks like Chuck is online too"
  • "Well, this was fun, lol"
  • "#WINNING"
  • "Wow, Chuck hasn't even changed his password"
Grassley's feed now has a tweet saying it is "no longer compromised" and "Tweets not mine have been deleted." (Read more Anonymous stories.)

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