FBI: New Jersey Mayor Felix Roque (D) and son hacked recall website

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    May 25, 2012 1:48 AM GMT
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    A New Jersey mayor and his son were arrested Thursday by the FBI for allegedly hacking into an email account and website tied to a recall effort — and then intimidating those associated with the site.

    Felix Roque, 55, the Democratic mayor of West New York, N.J., and his son Joseph, 22, allegedly accessed and cancelled the domain registration for Recallroque.com, a website that was critical of the mayor and associated with a movement to recall him in early February.
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    May 25, 2012 1:56 AM GMT
    They probably learned how to do it from NewsCorp. icon_cool.gif
  • blueandgold

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    May 25, 2012 3:21 AM GMT
    I'm.....kind of impressed?
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    May 25, 2012 3:26 AM GMT
    blueandgold saidI'm.....kind of impressed?


    I as well. As the moronic actions of elected officials go...this is pretty sophisticated.

    Still morons though...
  • blueandgold

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    May 25, 2012 6:10 AM GMT
    riddler78 saidhttp://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/76723.html.T76oqK_9hiw.twitter

    A New Jersey mayor and his son were arrested Thursday by the FBI for allegedly hacking into an email account and website tied to a recall effort — and then intimidating those associated with the site.

    Felix Roque, 55, the Democratic mayor of West New York, N.J., and his son Joseph, 22, allegedly accessed and cancelled the domain registration for Recallroque.com, a website that was critical of the mayor and associated with a movement to recall him in early February.


    I have this awesome image of a father-son bonding moment revolving around cyber-crime.

    son: Dad, this website is leading a recall campaign for your mayorship!

    Dad: If only we could do something.... wait a minute...

    Together: Let's hack it!

    I mean... hahaha... they actually cancelled a domain registration, then somehow got a list of people associated with the site... and took the extra step of threatening them!

    It's so evil that its almost like... villainous. I hope they had a secret lair or something they hid out in while they plotted their various plots of revenge and political espionage.

    Someone better make a movie about this. Any good idea for titles?
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    May 25, 2012 6:14 AM GMT
    Well, I guess they proved those involved in the recall effort as correct!
  • Beeftastic

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    May 25, 2012 6:51 AM GMT
    Been reading reports that the MOB has been moving into cybercrime in a big way the last year or so. And it is New Jersey ...