05 Sep '12, 8pm

Hacker claims to have Mitt Romney's tax returns, demands $1 million in Bitcoin

Hacker claims to have Mitt Romney's tax returns, demands $1 million in Bitcoin

Early today a hacker who claims to be affiliated with Anonymous posted documents to Pastebin with some startling claims: someone, the statement claimed, has copies of US presidential candidate Mitt Romney's tax returns. Mitt Romney has come under some scrutiny and criticism — mostly from Democrats — for releasing just two years of back tax returns. The statement the anonymous hacker on Pastebin claims to have copies from years before 2010. Interestingly, the "hacker" described an everyday breaking and entering situation, whereby a human being gained physical access to accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers' office in Tennessee on August 25th, and copied the files to a flash drive. The statement also claimed that encrypted copies had been mailed to PWC, as well as to the Democratic and Republican Party offices in Williamson County. The GOP office confirmed to VentureBeat th...

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