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March 11, 2013

Colin Powell Facebook Page Hacked

Report Shows Attack Instigated by Same Hacker to Hit Bush Family

Former secretary of state Colin Powell is the latest high-profile hack.

Powell’s Facebook account was hacked this morning by someone with a serious dislike for both him and his former boss, former U.S. president George W. Bush. Powell’s Facebook page was full of insults and vulgar comments such as: “Bush is walking in his room with a KluKluxKlan hat on his traded head.”

“You will burn in hell, Bush!,” read another post.

Powell’s Facebook page was pulled down as soon as the messages were spotted. Powell apologized to his followers with the following statement: “Dear Friends, as most of you realize, my fb page has obviously been hacked. I’m sorry you have to see all the stupid, obscene posts that are popping up. Please ignore as we are working with fb to take care of this problem. I appreciate your patience.”

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The page was up an running again just a few hours later with this message: “Dear friends, I’m happy to report that the hacking problem has been fixed. We have been working with (Facebook) this morning and they took immediate action to remedy the situation.”

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The breach was reportedly orchestrated by Guccifer, the same person who hacked the e-mail accounts of Bush and his father former U.S. president George Bush Sr. last month, according to The Smoking Gun. Guccifer reportedly hacked the AOL e-mail account of Dorothy Bush Koch to gain access to the e-mail accounts of her father and brother.

Also compromised were the accounts of Scott Pierce, brother-in-law and uncle, an unspecified sister-in-law and aunt, Williard Heminway, a friend of the senior Bush, family friend Jim Nantz and another unspecified account.

The Secret Service and the FBI are currently investigating the incident.

Along with the comments that appeared on Powell’s page were screen shots of Guccifer’s previous access to the Bush’s e-mail accounts, family photos and photos of two self-portraits Bush Jr. e-mailed to his sister in December.

According to The Smoking Gun, Guccifer also added the images to a Facebook album on Powell’s page entitled “GEORGE ‘DUBYA’ WALKER BUSH HACKING.” Over top of the posts “Guccifer” was written in red.

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