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Obama hacked reporters’ computer?

Star Trek The Next Generation meets Mission Impossible

Former CBS News correspondent Sharyl Attkisson’s computer was hacked, or so she says in a new book “Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama’s Washington.” She says her phone’s acting funny. Oh, and her TV is on the fritz too. The mysterious government IP guru, “Number One,” found “classified documents deep inside her operating system” possibly put there to frame her. I might expect this story at Western Journalism (which has it) or Fox News (which has it), but I’m reading the Washington Post.

Why the intrusions? Attkisson believes it is the result of her Benghazi reporting. You remember, that scandal where nobody did anything deliberately wrong?

The story reads more like a thriller spy movie than a news story (“Suddenly data in my computer file begins wiping at hyperspeed before my very eyes”). Most of Attkisson’s security expert sources are given pseudonyms, and the one real name she gave won’t comment. It’s a serious accusation, but completely unverifiable at this point.

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Exclusive: Orly’s moving

Update: Orly’s web site is back up. Content restored to June 29 July 1. Google Safe Sites now says not suspicious any more.

Update 2: This curious item appeared in one of Orly’s ad slots (the end is .com truncated by the screen):

In an exclusive interview this morning with Obama Conspiracy Theories, Orly Taitz expressed optimism that her web site would be back up soon.

Readers will recall that her site, hosted by Network Solutions, became unavailable for a couple of days after what she described as a hacking incident. The site was restored, but then Google Safe Sites flagged the site as being a vector for third-party malware, causing a warning page to be displayed in the Firefox and Chrome browsers when anyone attempted to access it. Then the site went back down completely again yesterday and remained down as of this morning.

Taitz responded in an email this morning:

My site was hacked. It was cleaned and should be up shortly. I am also changing the hosting company.

It’s the pits when your web site is down (and I’ve been on the Internet a long time both personally and commercially and have suffered a lot of down time). It’s also a pain to change hosting companies (as readers here have experienced). So in the name of free speech, the best of luck to Orly Taitz in getting her web site up, no matter how despicable the content.

By the way, I found out that my site’s automated backup procedure hadn’t worked since last February. It’s backed up now. “shock:

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  • Obama Conspiracy Theories articles about “malware.”

Misplaced trust: hacking, punking and birthers

I was looking at Birther Report this morning, and noticed the article about their acquiring a new server (mentioned by commenters here previously). I and others have expressed some skepticism about the ability of Birther Report to remain secure once it leaves the Google umbrella and goes to a privately-owned server. The particular words from the author Helen Tansey that caught my attention were:

This process includes hiring a trusted programmer who will manage the migration from Blogger to the new server.

I don’t think birthers are very good at knowing whom to trust. Birther Report regularly publishes articles that are nonsense. They use advertising providers who let themselves get hacked, resulting in BR having been a vector for malware.

Of course, the poster child for misplaced trust is probably Orly Taitz who is regularly punked by commenters on her blog, filed no less than two fake birth certificates in court, and allowed malware to be placed on her web site on multiple occasions. Searching for “hacked” on this site returned more hits for Taitz than for any other. Taitz ended up suing her former webmaster (I express no opinion on the merits of that suit). Orly also claims to be hacked when she hasn’t been.

I put Mike Zullo in the number 2 position. While Zullo’s failures are not as transparent as Taitz’, it appears that he’s been fooled many times. He trusted the various birther document forensic volunteers much to his embarrassment. First there was Mara Zebest, who showed basic misunderstanding of technical details, and then Garrett Papit who led the Posse into false declarations about PDF files, the ones debunked by a Xerox machine. One also must at least wonder at the money spent by Zullo on the Reed Hayes report, which is yet to be released. Zullo’s biggest lapse in judgment was when he believed the fake 1961 vital statistics manual and then made it the centerpiece of his 2nd press conference. I should add that the Cold Case Posse web site itself was hacked last December, apparently because they used old software and didn’t apply security patches. They also went down a couple of time when they didn’t pay their bills. Whoever was entrusted with the site didn’t do a responsible job.

Phil Berg’s site was hacked too.

I think most of the birther and anti-birther web sites are hosted by blog providers, either Google Blogger™ or These will shield their users from most forms of hacking except for third-party advertising that got Birther Report. For this reason, we don’t see a lot of hacking on these sites. Orly, however, runs her own software, as did Berg and the Zullo. I run my own software and the Fogbow does also.

I don’t want to make too big a deal about a birther site getting hacked: “There, but for the grace of God, go I,” the saying runs. A while back, the URL shortening service used my Twitter feed got hacked. That didn’t affect my visitors, but I did have to change URL shortening providers (Twitter does this automatically now). Someone else who runs a site on the same server as I, was hacked and started sending spam. I do some of the basic anti-hacking stuff like obfuscating database tab names, using secret keys in cookies and always installing the current versions of all the software I use.

No news from Indiana; Orly hacked?

Recovering from the shock of having my social-security number hacked from the South Carolina Department of Revenue database, I tried to get back on track, and went to see if there was any news from Indiana about Orly Taitz’s lawsuit, Taitz v. Elections Commission. Here’s what got I at her web site:

Error establishing a database connection

This message means that the WordPress blog software is active, but that it cannot connect to the content database. That could be hacking, but more likely the database server is down, or perhaps a configuration problem. My experience with this error is that it is typically brief, but Orly’s site has been down at least a couple of hours. I hope it gets up quickly, or Orly will go into withdrawal.


So far, I haven’t found anything new on the lawsuit, except for a note on the Marion County Superior Court docket dated 10/23:


Notice that the word “trial” used in a previous order has been replaced by “hearing.”

Wanna buy an SSN?

While Orly Taitz pushes her silly allegations that Barack Obama stole the social-security number of a single unidentified Connecticut man born in 1890 and who got his card at age 87 (as if such a person even exists), some foreign hacker has stolen 3.6 million social-security numbers from the South Carolina Department of Revenue’s database, under the watch of Republican Governor Nikki Haley, one of the largest security breeches in the nation’s history. The got 387,000 credit and debit card numbers too.

This is the second major breach of confidential information in South Carolina under the Haley administration. 325,000 people’s information was compromised by a break-in at the State Department of Consumer Affairs last year and information from 239,000 Medicare and Medicaid recipients was stolen last April.

I’ve never used a credit card with the SCDOR, but there’s a very good chance I got my SSN stolen.

Surprisingly, it was the Secret Service, not the state agency that detected the intrusion, notifying State Officials on October 10. The State waited until this past Friday to inform the victims. Haley should resign.

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I just received this from Dr. Taitz:

Hope you get this on time,sorry I didn’t inform you about my trip in Spain for a program, I’m presently in Madrid and am having some difficulties here because i misplaced my wallet on my way to the hotel where my money and other valuable things were kept.I want you to assist me with a loan of (2,600 Euro = $3300) to sort-out my hotel bills and to get myself back home.

I have spoken to the embassy here but they are not responding to the matter effectively,I will appreciate whatever you can afford to assist me with,I’ll Refund the money back to you as soon as i return, let me know if you can be of any help. I don’t have a phone where i can be reached. Please let me know immediately.

Dr. Orly Taitz ESQ
29839 Santa Margarita Pkwy ste 100
Rancho Santa Margarita Ca 92688
ph. 949-683-5911
fax 949-766-1663

Forensic examination of the email headers leads me to believe that the mail is authentic [i.e. from Dr. Taitz’ email account]. If you are of a mind to help Orly out, email her at


This from the Taitz web site:

Here is the name and addess of the hacker in Spain. Please, help me by contacting the Interpol in Spain. Look at the name of the hacker. Her name is “Rania”, which is a Muslim name. She is in Madrid. There are a lot of Radical Muslim groups in Madrid, Spain, engaged in financial schemes and terrorist acts. Please, help me by contacting the police headquarters in Madrid, Spain and Interpol. You can ALSO SEE, THAT SHE CHANGED THE PHONE NUMBERS on the call back, so people cannot call me and verify whether that e-mail ia a hoax. Of course, people who know me, also know the correct phone number. Please, hurry in contacting the Interpol in Spain

From: Orly Taitz <>
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 02:31:26 -0800 (PST)
To: Orly Taitz <>

Thanks for your concern towards my situation. Kindly send the money to me Using Western Union Money Transfer . I will be  able to get the money in minutes after you transfer fund with ease. Here is  the information you need:

[Name and address redacted]

Maybe it is just me, but if someone hacked my email address, the last thing I would do is to post a message on my web site asking someone else to call the police.

the veracity of all the claims and allegations in the articles.

Filed today in the District of Columbia

Posted on | February 6, 2011 | 3 Comments

Dr. Orly Taitz, ESQ

29839 Santa Margarita Parkway, STE 100

Rancho Santa Margarita CA 92688

Tel: (949) 683-5411; Fax (949) 766-7603




Dr. ORLY TAITZ, ESQ, PRO SE                        §

Plaintiff,                         § Freedom of information violation

§             5USC §552

v.                                             §


Michael Astrue, Commissioner of the            §

Social Security Administration,             §    



Does 1-100                                                     §


Respondents                            §



Current complaint filed under federal statute 5USC § 552 (a)(4)(B) and the respondents are officers of the U.S. government


Plaintiff herein is Dr. Orly Taitz, ESQ, President of “Defend Our Freedoms foundation”, filing pro se


Michael Astrue, Commissioner of the Social Security Administration

  1. Plaintiff brings this action pursuant to the provisions of USC §552 known as the “Freedom of Information Act” (FOIA) and in particular 5 U.S.C. §552(a)(4)(B)


  1. Plaintiff, Dr. Orly Taitz, esq,  is the “President of the Defend Our Freedoms foundation” (hereinafter Foundation) and an attorney, who represented this foundation.
  2. Both the Plaintiff and the foundation are dedicated to the preservation of the Constitutional rights and Freedoms of the U.S. citizens.
  3. Plaintiff works closely with a number of licensed investigators.
  4. Plaintiff received a report and an affidavit from a licensed investigator and former Elite Anti Communist proliferation and Anti Organized Crime unit  Scotland Yard officer Neil Sankey. (Exhibit 2 A and B)Mr. Sankey’s report and an affidavit, showed that Barack Hussein Obama, the President of the United States (hereinafter “Obama”) is linked in the National databases to some 39 Social Security numbers and multiple addresses. The number he used most often since around 1980 is 042-68-4425. According to Lexis Nexis and Choice Point this number originally was assigned to an elderly individual born in 1890, who resided in CT, but was assumed by Obama from around 1980-1981.
  5. The first three digits of the Social Security number signify the state. 042 signifies the state of Connecticut.
  6. Obama was never a resident of Connecticut.
  7. At the time Obama obtained such Social Security number he was a student, residing in Hawaii.
  8. To confirm such findings Taitz obtained an opinion of yet another licensed investigator, Susan Daniels, who attested to the fact that national databases show multiple social security numbers associated with the name Barack Obama, among them CT Social Security number 042-68-4425 used most often. She, also, found that this number was assigned originally to an individual born in 1890. Later, the same number was associated with the birth date 04.08.1961 and 08.04.1961. Dates of 04.08.1961 and 08.04.1961 suggest existence of some documents, created using an European system of dating: Day, Month, Year, versus the American system of Month, day, Year. Exhibit 1
  9. In and around 1976-1977 due to new Social Security requirements multiple elderly individuals, particularly women, who were housewives and never worked before, applied for Social Security numbers in order to obtain Social Security Benefits, therefore date of birth of 1890 originally connected to 042-68-4425 was consistent with many other examples of elderly individuals, born between 1890-1915, applying for Social Security cards for the first time between 1976-1977.
  10. National Databases such as Lexis-Nexis and Choice Point show another Social Security number, originally assigned to an elderly individual, being connected to the name Barack Obama.
  11. This social security 485-40-5154 is noteworthy, as it was assigned to Lucille I Ballantyne, born 12.22.1912, deceased 09.13.1998
  12. Ms. Ballantyne was the mother of Harry C. Ballantyne, Chief Actuary of the Social Security administration, who had access to all Social Security databases and death indices.
  13. Obama’s selective service certificate verification, readily available on the world wide web, shows a complete match with the number 042-68-4425, therefore verification of Obama’s use of this number since 1980. Exhibit 4
  14. Taitz verified this data with the third investigator, retired Senior Investigator with the Department of Homeland Security John Sampson.
  15. Mr. Sampson provided Taitz with an affidavit, stating that according to his investigation, the number Obama is using most of his life, is indeed a CT Social Security number. Mr. Sampson provided an expert opinion, that there is no reasonable explanation for one residing in HI to get a CT social security number. Exhibit 3.
  16. At the same time Taitz found that the National Databases show different dates of birth for Obama: 08.01.1961 and 08.04.1961.
  17. Recently released passport records for Obama’s mother, Ann Dunham, show that Obama was listed in her passport under a name Soebarkah. (Exhibit 5)
  18. AP report from Indonesia, where Obama resided, show Obama’s Elementary school record, showing him using last name of his adopted father Soetoro, citizenship Indonesian, religion Islam. Obama denies all three facts.
  19. Recently Neil Abercrombie, Governor of   HI, in an interview to Honolulu Star Advertiser admitted that he was not able to locate the original   birth certificate for Obama, only a notation by someone in archives, that some record exist, though no actual original certified long form U.S. birth certificate was ever found for Obama.
  20. Obama provided the public only a short form Certification of live birth created  in 2007, right before the election, which does not contain any essential information, which typically would be found in the original long form birth certificate, such as the name of the hospital, the name of the attending physician and signatures, The state of HI statute 338-17 allows a foreign born child of HI resident to obtain HI birth certificate.
  21. The state of HI statute 338-5 allows one to obtain a birth certificate based on a statement of one relative only without any corroborating evidence from any hospital.
  22. The state of HI statute 338-6 allows one to get a late birth certificate, obtained as a result of adoption or loss of an original birth certificate
  23. Numerous reports, claiming that prior Governor of HI Linda Lingle examined Obama’s birth certificate were false as well. Lingle’s interview reveals that she relied on a statement of former Director of HI Health Department  Chiyome Fukino, but Lingle never personally saw a birth certificate for Obama.
  24. Chiyome Fukino made a statement that there is a record in Hawaii, however she never provided any information, what record exists there. A record created pursuant to statute 338-5, 338-6 or 338-17 would not be sufficient to establish one’s birth in HI.
  25. There were reports of newspaper articles, announcing Obama’s birth in HI. Follow up research did not uncover any such article anywhere. Nobody ever found any actual newspapers, announcing Obama’s birth. Only a microfiche image was found. There is no evidence, verifying when this image was created. Even if one were to believe that such news paper announcement actually existed, it still did not verify Obama’s birth in HI, as a newspaper article is not a prima facie evidence of birth and it could have been created based on a birth certificate, created under statute 338-5 and statute 338-17.
  26. As above information showed that Obama does not possess either a long form birth certificate or a Social Security number of his own, Taitz filed a FOIA request for the Social Security number application for CT social security number 042-68-4425, which was issued in CT around 1977 to an elderly individual born in 1890 and later assumed by Obama.
  27. Taitz agreed to accept a redacted application, which was denied.
  28. In March of 2010   Taitz filed an appeal and obtained a final determination on May 18, 2010, when her SSA FOIA appeal was denied by Jonathan R Canthor, Executive Director, Office of Privacy and Disclosure of the Social security Administration. Exhibit 6.
  29. Taitz appealed to the U.S. District Court, District of Columbia 1:2010-cv-00151, Chief Judge of the DC Circuit, Judge Royce Lamberth
  30. Court denied the appeal, citing that the court appeal was filed prior to the final disposition by the agency and the privacy considerations.
  31. In and around September 2010, Senior Deportation officer of the Department of Homeland Security (Ret) John Sampson provided an affidavit, where he stated that in situations, where there is a release of the FOIA  request for the SS-5 application for the Social Security number, which is suspected to be illegally used by one, who is not the original applicant, routinely government agencies request partial information in order to ascertain, whether indeed the number is fraudulently used. Such information includes: gender of the applicant, zip code, where the Social Security card was sent, race of the applicant. Such information is general enough as  not to reveal the identity of the applicant, but on the other hand, it is helpful in identifying fraudulent use of the Social Security number.
  32. On October 4, 2010 Taitz filed yet another FOIA request with the Social Security Administration. Exhibit 7. This request was received by the Social Security Administration on October 8, 2010. Six certified mail receipts of the Certified Mail requests are attached (Exhibit 8, 9).
  33. In her FOIA request Taitz asked for the following information on several  SSA-5 forms: (a) Request for clarification, why SSA-5 form for Stanley Ann Dunham, deceased mother of Barack Hussein Obama, which was filled out in 1959, shows form revision date 7/65. (b) Taitz asked for the dates of the SSA-5 form revision dates (c) Limited information regarding SSA-5 042-68-4425, such as zip code to which the original form was mailed, gender of the applicant and date of the application. (d) SS-5 application for Margaret Bossing 042-68-4437 born January 7 1896, death 1982, SS card issued in 1977  (e) SS-5 application for Antoinette Demo born May 30 1890, died April 1979, Social Security card issued between 1977-1979 in Danbury Connecticut. (f) requested information whether another individual assisted those elderly individuals: Margaret Bossing and Antoinette Demo  in processing of the  Social Security SS-5 applications, Taitz requested the name of the individual, who filled out the cards and the name of the individual, who processed them (g) Taitz provided a sworn affidavit of a licensed investigator Susan Daniels, showing that in national databases the name of Barack Obama is linked to SSN 485-40-5154, which is traced to Lucille T Ballantyne born 12.22.1912, deceased 09.13.1998, the mother of the Chief Actuary of the Social Security administration Harry C Ballantyne. In light of this fact Taitz requested information whether Harry C Ballantyne, Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration, made any changes or alterations or additions to the Social Security records 485-40-5154 and/or 042-68-4425, 042-68-4426 and/or 042-68-4427. In a separate letter Taitz requested for the SSA application for deceased Thomas Wood, SS number 042-68-4424. SSA acknowledged Taitz requests, however no information was ever provided and no denial of the request was ever received in 120 days.
  34. In December of 2010 and January 2011 Taitz sent two follow up certified mail letters, where she stated that she treated lack of requested information as a denial and she demanded that SSA grant her FOIA request or officially deny it. None was received. As such SSA is in violation of the 5 U.S. §552 and Taitz requests an order and adjudication from this Honorable Court, directing Mr. Michael Astrue, Commissioner of the Social Security Administration to provide Taitz the information requested.
  35. Plaintiff alleges on information and belief that:

Pursuant to the Freedom and Information Act, 5 U.S.C.§552(a)(3), Plaintiff has a right of access to the documents requested, and Defendant has no legal basis for their actions in withholding the right of access to such documents.

Plaintiff has exhausted its administrative remedies as provided in the Freedom of Information Act and Agency regulations.

Wherefore, Plaintiff Prays this court:

  1. To take jurisdiction over this case;
  2. To order Defendants to release the requested documents to Plaintiff;
  3. To grant such other and further relief as the court may deem proper and just


/s/ Dr. Orly Taitz ESQ

Certificate of service

Plaintiff certifies that a true and correct copy of the above pleadings was served on the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia


Alan Burch, Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia

555 4th str.,N.W.

Washington D.C. 20530 VIA MAIL and  ELECTRONIC FILING

/s/Orly Taitz

Dr. Orly Taitz Esq

29839 Santa Margarita PKWY

Rancho Santa Margarita CA 92688

cc Congressman Darrell Issa


House Oversight Committee

2347 Rayburn House Building

Washington DC, 20515

cc Congressman Mike Rogers


House Intelligence Committee

133 Cannon House Office building

Washington DC 20515

cc Congressman Sam Johnson


House Subcommittee on Social Security

House Ways and Means Committee

2929 N Central Expy, 240

Richardson, TX 75080

cc Congressman Dana Rohrbacher


House Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations’

House Committee on Foreign Affairs

2300 Rayburn House Building

Washington DC 20515

Affidavits of Susan Daniels and John Sampson

Posted on | January 17, 2011 | 20 Comments

Please, help me by contacting the Interpol ASAP

Posted on | February 7, 2011 | No Comments

Here is the name and addess of the hacker in Spain. Please, help me by contacting the Interpol in Spain. Look at the name of the hacker. Her name is “Rania”, which is a Muslim name. She is in Madrid. There are a lot of Radical Muslim groups in Madrid, Spain, engaged in financial schemes and terrorist acts. Please, help me by contacting the police headquarters in Madrid, Spain and Interpol. You can ALSO SEE, THAT SHE CHANGED THE PHONE NUMBERS on the call back, so people cannot call me and verify whether that e-mail ia a hoax. Of course, people who know me, also know the correct phone number. Please, hurry in contacting the Interpol in Spain

From: Orly Taitz <>
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 02:31:26 -0800 (PST)
To: Orly Taitz <>

Thanks for your concern towards my situation. Kindly send the money to me Using Western Union Money Transfer . I will be  able to get the money in minutes after you transfer fund with ease. Here is  the information you need:

Receivers Names:Rania Stephan
Receivers Address:St Puerto De Maspalomas 15
Madrid, 28029

I will need the Money Transfer Control Number and others transfer details  after you send the money.