Jun 302009
 June 30, 2009  Breaches

Emails from the Argentine mistress of married South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford were leaked to the press by a hacker, according to the Latin American siren at the centre of a political scandal in the US Deep South.

The emails were obtained by South Carolina newspaper The State back in December but kept on ice while the paper investigated their authenticity. Last week Sanford’s political aides confirmed that the emails were authentic, allowing the paper to publish the intimate exchange of correspondence between Sanford and the mother of two, initially identified only as Maria.


Maria further claims that her Hotmail account was hacked through an older Argentinian account, which she has since closed. She reckons she knows who broken into her account, but isn’t saying anything just now.

Read more in The Register.

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