House leaders move swiftly to launch probe of hackers –

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, have demanded “an immediate and comprehensive assessment” of how computer hackers were able to attack nearly 50 House Web sites Wednesday night after President Obama’s State of the Union speech.

The House leaders made the request Thursday in a letter to Chief Administrative Officer Daniel Beard.

The letter said the intrusions appeared to be linked to a Web site vendor that has had previous security breaches, including one this year involving House sites.

  • pjcoyle

    Now maybe the House will take cyber security seriously.