WASHINGTON — Michele Bachmann’s campaign website was hacked earlier today, campaign manager Gina Countryman said, causing some users to “receive virus alerts and some to download viruses.”
“This malicious attack caused unsuspecting supporters and Internet users to inadvertently download viruses to their computers, and it is disturbing there are people who spend their time and energy on causing havoc to innocent volunteers,” Countryman said in a statement.
“We take the security of our website and our volunteers very seriously. We took swift action with our developers to find and remove damaging codes and protect our supporters. We have no reason to believe any data was removed, and no contributor lists are housed on our website.”
Countryman said the website is back to normal now, though some antivirus programs still have it flagged from earlier as possibly hazardous.