Private Romney Email Address Hacked

A private, personal Hotmail account belonging to Mitt Romney was hacked on Tuesday. The account was apparently last used in 2006. According to the Romney campaign, authorities are investigating the illegal act:

The website Gawker reported Tuesday that an anonymous hacker had signed into Romney's personal Hotmail account. Gawker reported that the hacker guessed the answer to a security question about Romney's favorite pet in order to gain access to the account and change the password. The anonymous hacker told the website that Romney's account on DropBox, a file sharing service, also was compromised.

Romney's campaign said that "proper authorities are investigating this crime." Campaign spokeswoman Gail Gitcho refused to comment further and would not say who was investigating. She also would not say whether Romney still uses the Hotmail account.

Committing crimes in the name of politics has become something of a norm on the left. Sarah Palin's email account was hacked in 2008. Slashing tires and defacing party offices has been happening to GOP offices nationwide for years.