is looking worse than expected:
Republican staff members of the US Senate Judiciary Commitee infiltrated opposition computer files for a year, monitoring secret strategy memos and periodically passing on copies to the media, Senate officials told The Globe [...]
With the help of forensic computer experts from General Dynamics and the US Secret Service, his office has interviewed about 120 people to date and seized more than half a dozen computers -- including four Judiciary servers, one server from the office of Senate majority leader Bill Frist of Tennessee, and several desktop hard drives.
But the scope of both the intrusions and the likely disclosures is now known to have been far more extensive than the November incident, staffers and others familiar with the investigation say.
This is pretty startling -- the article suggests the stolen information ended up on the server of the Senate Majority Leader. That means this scandal reaches the highest levels of the Republican leadership in the Senate.
And as an added bonus -- the crime may violate the Patriot Act's cyberterrorism clauses. I'll have more on that tonight.
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