Eerder konden we lezen dat filtersoftware de sites van vele Amerikaanse politici blokt. Nu zijn dan ook op de dag van de verkiezingen in de VS de sites van de Democraten en Republikeinen gehackt.
Leading Republican and Democratic Web sites were hacked just hours before polls opened on Tuesday, officials from both parties reported.
Late Monday the Republican National Committee's Web site was hacked and replaced with a lengthy tirade against the party's candidate, Texas Gov. George W. Bush, according to RNC spokesman Tom Yu. The unknown hacker also left a link to Al Gore's campaign Web site, Yu said.
The Democratic National Committee's Web site was also infiltrated late Monday. The DNC said in a statement that its Web site suffered, "Repeated attacks" causing it to shut down. "It is unclear where these attacks came from," it said.