News FAQ: Bush Family Emails Hacked
Last week, the email accounts of members of the Bush family (including George H. W. Bush’s brother-in-law and George W. Bush’s aunt) were compromised, allowing the hacker access to some Bush-family secrets. Here are some of the questions people on the web have about the incident:
Q. The Bushes are just stupider, meaner, uglier Kennedys, right?
A. You are oddly correct, though I'm not sure what that has to do with their family and friends' emails getting hacked.
Q. Were there any funny nicknames used in the hacked emails? Like, maybe they referred to Barbara Bush as "Big Mama Mule," or something?
A. The content of the compromised emails is not yet fully known.
Q. There were evidently some images of oil paintings George W. Bush did of himself in the shower. Barf?
A. Yes. Barf.
Q. Do the Soviets have the missile codes now?
A. It is unlikely that the missile codes are ever transmitted electronically. What’s more, departing presidents do not get to keep the missile codes or share them with family members. Further, the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991. So, no, in every conceivable way.
Q. WHOA! Can I hack into MY friends' and family's emails to see what they're saying about me?
A. Without the skills and know-how that most hackers possess, no you can't. And also, for the sake of your feelings, you just might not want to do that.
Q. Shouldn't people leave President George W. Bush alone in his shame and isolation?
A. The quality of his presidency is a matter of debate but yes, if ex-President Bush wants to be an isolated creep-o, that is his choice.
Q. Is it easy to be a hacker?
A. It is not easy, but most hackers are friendless loners who can't get a girlfriend or a frieALL HAIL HACK3RS4LYF3.