Lamont Cleared of Hacking Charges
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Ned Lamont and his supporters had nothing to do with the crash of Sen. Joe Lieberman's Website, declared state and federal investigators.
On the day of the Democratic primary, Joe Lieberman's Website crashed. Lieberman's coterie quickly stalled accusations on Ned Lamont and his people saying they were responsible for it. It was clear that Lieberman's campaigners were just 'cheap and incompetent'. The feds embarked upon an investigation after which nothing evolved. There was no evidence of any outside act causing the crash of Lieberman's campaign Website long before August's Democratic primary, according to the U.S. attorney's office and state attorney general.
Tom Carson, spokesman for U.S. Attorney Kevin O'Connor said the investigation showed no evidence that the Website's problems were due to any criminal conduct. State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal also agreed that there was no indication of 'tampering or sabotage' worth taking civil action.
On the contrary the FBI said that at the time when Lieberman campaign lodged the complaint with the organization if they knew that there was no hacking attempt on their site that would be considered a crime.
Moreover Lieberman's Web consultant termed the cause of the crash as a 'denial-of-service' attack. Other helpers viewed that a coordinated effort tried to get the site offline to spoil 'get-out- the-vote' efforts. Keeping in line with this the campaign posted a notice on the site, which remained even after the primary. While Mr. Lamont enjoyed a victorious nomination he lost the general election.
Following the incidence of crash some people familiar with the working of websites doubted the hacking charge. They felt heavy traffic and inadequate web set up could be probable causes. However, the issue was handed over to the state and federal authorities for examination.
Lieberman's site www.joe2006.com crashed before August 8 2006, the day of the primary. Lieberman who won a fourth term in November's general election lost to Lamont this time. Don Geary, developer of the site described it as a result of denial-of-service attack. Such attacks are hard to trace because they control the computers that are infected with some viruses.
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