Email Spoofs Announce Deaths Of 4 Senators

Jillian Bandes
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Posted: Jul 08, 2010 8:35 AM
An email hacker with a false Senate email address has announced the deaths of Democratic Sens. Harry Reid (Nev.), Patrick Leahy (Vt.), Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) and Frank Lautenberg (N.J.), saying they have all died of cancer. The hacker sent the emails to Washington reporters over the weekend, and is unlikely to be caught, said Senate Sergeant-at-Arms Terrance Gainer. He pointed out that the emails were in particularly poor taste given the recent passing of Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.)