George Bush's personal email account hacked

Last Updated: Sat, Feb 09, 2013 05:28 hrs

Washington: The personal email account of former US president George H W Bush has reportedly been hacked.

A hacker calling himself 'Guccifer' apparently stole data including a list of recent contact details for many members of the Bush family, including home addresses, phone numbers and email addresses.

Also leaked were personal photographs, including one of the former president in hospital recovering from a serious episode of bronchitis, and self portraits George W Bush had painted of himself in the shower and the bath, the Telegraph reports.

At least six separate accounts are thought to have been hacked, including George H W Bush's daughter Dorothy, his sister-in-law, former first lady Barbara Bush's brother, CBS sports presenter Jim Nantz and long time family friend Willard Hemingway.

According to the report, emails leaked from Dorothy Bush's AOL account included a detailed report of her father's health.

It revealed that Bush had been so ill in December that his chief of staff had informed the former president's children that "your dad's funeral team is having an emergency meeting at 10am just to go through all the details," the paper said. (ANI)

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