View all newsletters
Receive our newsletter - data, insights and analysis delivered to you
  1. Technology
  2. Cybersecurity
February 10, 2013

Emails of former US President George Bush hacked

Hackers claim to have breached the email accounts of former US president, George Bush and six people close to him.

By CBR Staff Writer

A hacker claims to have breached email accounts of George Bush and people close to him while circulating private photographs online.

The hacker calls himsel "Guccifer," and has said to have stolen emails regarding Bush’s hospitalisation, addresses and personal details of members of his family.

The hacked emails also include a message to Bush from President Obama expressing concern over the former President’s health.

A spokesman for George Bush said that a criminal inquiry has been launched into how a hacker was able to breach email accounts.

"There’s a criminal investigation under way," spokesman said. "I can’t get into the specifics."

According to the Smoking Gun website, the hacker gained access to confidential telephone numbers and addresses of the President’s family members and friends from emails between 2009 and 2012.

Additionally, the hacker obtained photos of paintings Bush was working on that he had emailed his sister.

Content from our partners
AI is transforming efficiencies and unlocking value for distributors
Collaboration along the entire F&B supply chain can optimise and enhance business
Inside ransomware's hidden costs

Websites in our network
Select and enter your corporate email address Tech Monitor's research, insight and analysis examines the frontiers of digital transformation to help tech leaders navigate the future. Our Changelog newsletter delivers our best work to your inbox every week.
  • CIO
  • CTO
  • CISO
  • CSO
  • CFO
  • CDO
  • CEO
  • Architect Founder
  • MD
  • Director
  • Manager
  • Other
Visit our privacy policy for more information about our services, how New Statesman Media Group may use, process and share your personal data, including information on your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.