HOUSTON (February 8, 2013)--A criminal investigation was underway Friday after a hacker accessed private photos and e-mails exchanged by members of the Bush family, including both former presidents.
A spokesman for former President George H.W. Bush declined to comment on a report on The Smoking Gun website detailing the alleged security breach.
Bush spokesman Jim McGrath told the Chronicle the matter is "under criminal investigation."
The Smoking Gun reported that the hacker went by the online moniker "Guccifer," a word plastered across the leaked photos in translucent, neon blue print.
The website quotes "Guccifer" as describing himself as a veteran hacker who has long been in the government's sights.