Dave Brumbaugh, campaign manager for Whatcom County Executive candidate Jack Louws, has reported that the candidate’s website was hacked Thursday, Oct. 27, and “unauthorized material” was placed on the site. He provided no details, but said the website has been fixed.
He also warned other candidates to be on the lookout for similar problems.
Here is the press release:
The campaign website for Jack Louws, candidate for Whatcom County Executive, is again operational after a hacking attack Thursday.
“An unknown hacker gained access to our website infrastructure Thursday afternoon and placed unauthorized material on the
website,” said Dave Brumbaugh, campaign manager for Jack Louws. “We were able to repair and restore the website – www.IKnowJack2011.com – by Thursday evening. We offer our apologies to anyone who was confused or offended by what they may have seen on the website during the time it was hacked.
“It’s particularly unfortunate that such an attack occurred just a few days after voters received their ballots, but we have no idea who the attacker is,” Brumbaugh said. “We encourage other local campaigns to closely monitor their websites until voting ends Nov. 8.”
(End press release)