GOP senator alleges password-hijack attempts after blasting WikiLeaks founder
Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) Saturday claimed that hackers were trying to gain access to his personal and government-issued devices through bogus password-reset notifications.
In a short flurry of Twitter messages, Sasse blamed the hacking attempts on his criticism of WikiLeaks and its founder, Julian Assange, earlier in the week.
“Heads-up…I’ve been critical of Assange & WikiLeaks this week. So…big surprise: Am having multiple ‘password reset’ attempts right now,” Sasse tweeted Saturday. The probing was hitting “basically every device, every platform, personal and govt,” he added in a follow-up tweet.