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Hacker Group Claims to Have Romney’s Tax Returns


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#1 Gazi

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:15 PM


Mitt Romney’s tax returns are reportedly in the hands of a team of hackers who plan on releasing them publicly at the end of the month unless a ransom is paid.

The group allegedly obtained the files from PricewaterhouseCooper’s Tennessee office on Aug. 25

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The files are to be released to the public on Sept. 28, according to the PasteBin document.

http://mashable.com/...ey-tax-returns/

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:20 PM

hmmmmm.........interesting...not sure if true....but interesting....

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:22 PM

whelp... that's a lose-lose situation for romney.

#4 Gazi

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:29 PM

Everyone saw this coming.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:52 PM

The odds of this claim being true are pretty low imo. If they really had copies, they would just go ahead and sell them to a news organization. And if a real group of hackers did this so that they could extort money, they wouldn't advertise it.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 12:55 PM

The odds of this claim being true are pretty low imo. If they really had copies, they would just go ahead and sell them to a news organization.



i dunno... not that i have any idea whether this is true or not...

but often with hackers it isn't about the money... it's about the show.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 01:05 PM

So this means he actually filed tax returns?

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 01:08 PM

This isn't just a hacking...this is a Watergate type theft.

The group allegedly obtained the files from PricewaterhouseCooper’s Tennessee office on Aug. 25, in what was described on PasteBin as a Mission Impossible-like caper:


Romney’s 1040 tax returns were taken from the PWC office 8/25/2012 by gaining access to the third floor via a gentleman working on the 3rd floor of the building. Once on the 3rd floor, the team moved down the stairs to the 2nd floor and setup shop in an empty office room. During the night, suite 260 was entered, and all available 1040 tax forms for Romney were copied. A package was sent to the PWC on suite 260 with a flash drive containing a copy of the 1040 files, plus copies were sent to the Democratic office in the county and copies were sent to the GOP office in the county at the beginning of the week also containing flash drives with copies of Romney’s tax returns before 2010. A scanned signature image for Mitt Romney from the 1040 forms were scanned and included with the packages, taken from earlier 1040 tax forms gathered and stored on the flash drives.

The files are to be released to the public on Sept. 28, according to the PasteBin document.


Do they really believe their encryption can prevent the data from being pulled off?

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 01:09 PM

lol, they want a ransom.

In other words, the returns will be released and the hackers will go to jail for well, hacking, and blackmail.

Whoever said it is right... lose/lose for Romney.

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 01:09 PM

Could someone tell me why his tax returns would be at Price Waterhouse Coopers in Tennesee?


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