Hacking John McCain

Looks like whoever designed John McCain’s myspace page was hotlinking.

If you visit John McCain’s MySpace page (as of 9am PST Tuesday morning), you will notice an interesting announcement from him. He’s apparently reversed his position on gay marriage as well as revealed a bias towards attractive lesbians.

Why would a presidential candidate make such an important announcement on his MySpace page?

The answer? He wouldn’t.

But I would.

You see, John McCain’s people commandeered my world-renowned MySpace design template and did a few things wrong:

(via Found on the Web)


I love this report from the ABC News blog describing the “hack”:

ABC News’ Jennifer Parker Reports: In what is perhaps a new weapon in campaign digital media warfare, the MySpace page of presidential candidate Senator John McCain, R-Ariz., was hacked Tuesday.

“All I can say right now is that we’re investigating,” said Matt David, a spokesperson for McCain’s 2008 White House bid.

According to the webblog TechCrunch, which tracks new Internet products and sites, McCain’s MySpace page profile included a pranked letter on Tuesday morning that read: “Dear Supporters, Today I announce that I have reversed my position and come out in full support of gay marriage … particularly marriage between two passionate females.”

News of the hack spread across digital media sites today such as Newsvine, TechCrunch and TechPresident….

…”I’m not surprised by this at all,” said Andrew Rasiej, cofounder of TechPresident, a web site that tracks how the ’08 candidates are using new media and the Internet.

“This just goes to show that the Internet is an entirely new battlefield for many of these candidates and they are going to have to develop sophisticated new responses to deal with them,” said Rasiej.

Like one sophisticated new response could be not stealing other people’s bandwidth by hotlinking to their images.