Thursday, March 12, 2009


Norm Coleman's people didn't know not to post credit card numbers openly on the net?!
Former Sen. Norm Coleman's campaign didn't do enough to protect donors' confidential information, and Wednesday that lapse came home to roost as more than 4,700 partial credit card numbers were posted on the Internet.

As data-privacy and security experts criticized the campaign's handling of a confidential donor database, the Republican and his aides suggested partisan motives — and told donors they should cancel their credit cards.

The U.S. Secret Service was investigating, and Coleman's attorney Fritz Knaak said the state Bureau of Criminal Apprehension was aware of the situation. He and Coleman described the situation as theft.

It was unclear whether the campaign violated a state law by not disclosing until Wednesday — after the data surfaced on a self-described whistleblower Web site, posted anonymously — that the information, including entire credit card numbers, was vulnerable. A spokesman for Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson declined to comment.

"Theft?" Of what, their common sense? There were no partisan culprits here, unless, as Stephen Colbert once said, you count reality's "well-known liberal bias." Because, the reality is, you don't retain credit cards records unencrypted, and you don't put them on a server that's exposed to the internet. You don't keep the three-digit security code, you don't lie and say that "hackers" hit your site, and most of all, you don't do nothing about it for months. No, Norm, you weren't hit by hackers, your own stupidity hit your site!

Coleman and his IT people have some 'splainin' to do. So this is, what.....two federal investigations against Normie, so far?

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