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Bouchard Website Shut Down Due To Attack By Hackers

According to a Republican informant, even though party functionaries thought that matters were moving quite efficiently, they were worried about cyber-terrorists strike on the Bouchard site.

On November 7, 2006, the Republican Senate aspirant Mike Bouchard's site was incapacitated. The FBI was requested by Oakland County's sheriff to probe into the strike by cyber-terrorists that had closedown the site. Anybody attempting to access MikeforMichigan.com received a message stating that the site was closed due to a strike by cyber-terrorists.
Bouchard's Republican campaign representative David All said, hackers had developed software that led to the website being overflowed with bulk requests for data that had closed down the website.

"We're receiving numerous hits concurrently", said All. "Someone is striving to keep Mike's communication inoperative."

Bouchard's rival, Democratic U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow's shared the Bouchard supporters' anxiety concerning the strikes, spokesperson Brent Colburn asserted.

"We believe that if there's been some malpractice by anyone then it ought to be totally probed," he declared. "Democrats understand it more than anyone that there's no scope for foul play. Politics certainly doesn't involve such misconduct."

"The FBI office at Detroit had a recommendation about this issue," stated Dawn Clenney, the FBI spokesperson. "We've been apprized of it and our cyber-crime unit is investigating it."

A less significant strikes but with identical pattern recurred around a week back. At that juncture, campaign agents weren't certain whether the trouble was because of bulk messages due to a recent video publicity that had been placed on the website but the trouble was sorted out within sometime.

But this time, the strike was so extensive that campaign functionaries didn't have much expectation of fixing the site and begin operating so fast. Officials were endeavoring to reinstate the site but it couldn't be restored into operation before the last day of Election.
The strike was reported as a political ploy but it wasn't indicated who were responsible for it. Feds trailed the origin of the strike to Maryland.

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