A hacker claiming to be a “follower” of Anonymous gained access to the Twitter page of Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) Monday afternoon, posting a bevy of tweets intended to embarrass the long-time politician.
He claimed he was particularly motivated by Grassley’s support of SOPA and PIPA, the anti-piracy bills recently stalled in Congress.
“Dear Iowans, vote against ACTA, SOPA, and PIPA, because this man, Chuck Grassley, wants YOUR internet censored and all of that BS,” the first hacked tweet said.
“Chuck is a supporter of SOPA, PIPA, and ACTA, meaning he wants no privacy for private accounts.”
The hacker also made sure to poke fun at Grassley for his constant usage of poor grammar on his page.
“Yes, it’s surprising that I’m actually writing in full sentences with spaces and correct grammar/spelling,” the hacker wrote in a later tweet.
Someone close with the Grassley office was able to regain control of the account after the hacker departed.
“To clarify, I’m not the person that originally hacked the account,” the new voice said. “I think that person got their point across.”
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