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Hackers target Florida congresswoman in e-mail prank

A hacker broke into a congresswoman’s e-mail account Wednesday and used it to send a message condemning President Bush and the war in Iraq, her office said. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite drew attention last month when she proposed legislation to let families of Americans buried in France during the world wars bring home the remains if they are offended by France’s stance against the war in Iraq. It wasn’t known if the hacker’s motives involved that bill. The freshman Republican’s press secretary, Caryn McLeod, said in Washington that the FBI was trying to track the hacker. She said the message called Bush a terrorist and said he, Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld deserved the death penalty. She added that the message used bad grammar. Full Story

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