Senate set to investigate hacking claim

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Posted: Jun 14, 2011 1:39 AM
Senate set to investigate hacking claim

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate's Sergeant at Arms' Office plans to investigate a claimed hacking into the chamber's computer system, a senior Senate aide said on Monday.

The aide said Senate leadership has confidence in the Sergeant at Arms office, which oversees Senate security, and that it plans to issue a statement later on Monday.

A loosely aligned group of hackers called Lulz Security said they broke into the Senate's computer network on Monday.

(Reporting by Thomas Ferraro; editing by Will Dunham)