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Left Leaks Coleman Donor Credit Card #s

From the execrable Wikileaks:

The Big Bad Database of Senator Norm Coleman

By Staff

Wed Mar 11

Wikileaks has released detailed lists of the controversial Republican Senator Norm Coleman’s supporters and donors. Some 51,000 individuals are represented.

Although politically interesting in their own right, the lists, which are part of an enormous 4.3Gb database leak from the Coleman campaign, provide proof to the rumors that sensitive information–including thousands of supporter’s credit card numbers–were put onto the Internet on January 28 as a result of sloppy handling.

Senator Coleman collected detailed information on every supporter and website visitor and retained unencrypted credit card information from donors, including their security codes. Although made aware of the leak in January, Senator Coleman kept the breach secret, failing to inform contributors, in violation of Minnesota Statute 325E.61.

The statute states that organizations that become aware of such a disclosure of sensitive unencrypted personal information must notify the individuals concerned "in the most expedient time possible and without unreasonable delay" and "immediately following discovery."

The information circulated on the Internet for six weeks before a warning was sent by Wikileaks to those affected, pending its analysis of the material.

Yesterday Wikileaks sent two notifications to Coleman’s supporters as a courtesy prior to releasing a subset of the data.

Today Senator Coleman’s Campaign manager Cullen Sheehan tried to spin the issue, claiming somewhat fantastically that no data had been downloaded, that the culprits would be caught and that all donors should cancel their credit cards. No apology was made for the initial leak or its cover up.

In response Wikileaks has had to bring forward its public announcement. The open government group has released two files, a detailed list of 4,721 on-line donors with the last four digits of their credit cards as proof and a list of some 51,641 supporters. The full database comprises over 30 tables of information, including personal details, full credit card numbers, passwords and "back of card" security numbers.

Wikileaks will release other material from the extensive Coleman database once those affected have time to be informed.

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This is the Democrat Party’s Brown Shirts in action.

It is a blow at the very foundation of our Democracy.

And it will be either condoned or ignored by our watchdog media.

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, March 12th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

16 Responses to “Left Leaks Coleman Donor Credit Card #s”

  1. Colonel1961 says:

    Now more than ever, the 2nd Amendment.

  2. So what’s the purpose of this? For the left to engage in Prop 8 style thuggery and protests of conservatives who dared not vote for Franken?

  3. Helena says:

    “Yesterday Wikileaks sent two notifications to Coleman’s supporters as a courtesy prior to releasing a subset of the data.

    Well, that was mighty nice of them.

  4. curvyred says:

    I am not an attorney nor a credit expert – but isn’t what they are doing illegal?

    Especially with releasing the code on the back of the cards, together with their names and last four digits of the card?

    • catie says:

      That’s what I was wondering as well. Is there anyone here that is an attorney or a credit expert that would know? I find this most interesting because on my stupid AT & T front page it has a guy dressed like a Muslim extremist in front of a lap top with the slogan “Identity Theft-A High Rate Epidemic”. It would be easy for someone to treat themselves at the expense of Norm Coleman’s contributors. What was the point of them doing this? I truly fear for this country as I believe the left, their friends at google and idiots in tech who hack into people’s personal emails of those they perceive as an enemy (Sarah Palin). I’m betting it will be ignored by the TASS news agency.
      BTW if it had been someone on Coleman’s staff who had leaked Frankenstein’s donor list with credit card numbers there would be hell to pay from his many donors in Hollywood (think about that the next time you want to plunk down $10 for a Tom Hanks movie) amongst other so called luminaries in that part of the world.

    • curvyred says:

      “A place for journalists, truth tellers, and whistle blowers to leak (publish) personal accounts and evidence of injustice or illegal activity completely”

      “We are of assistance to peoples of all countries who wish to reveal unethical behavior in their governments and institutions. We aim for maximum political impact”

      That is how they portray themselves – it left me speechless – how are they the “truth teller” by publishing private information related to credit?

    • Barbie says:

      And what ‘evidence of injustice’ or ‘illegal activity’ has occurred? Contributing to Coleman’s campaign is illegal activity now?

  5. Barbie says:

    the lists, which are part of an enormous 4.3Gb database leak from the Coleman campaign

    A leak? Sounds more like someone hacked into it. Is Wikileaks complicit? How’d they get this ‘sensitive’ database info? If they’re so concerned about the statute and outraged Coleman did not inform his donors, why is Wikileaks releasing this info at all? We all know the answer – Because it’s a ruse to, as pointed out in comments above, intimidate Coleman supporters just like what the fascists did to the prop 8 supporters in CA. Democrats = Fascists more and more every day.

  6. GL0120 says:

    Of course this was just an unfortunate accident; just like the scrubbing of all negative postings about TCO on Wikipedia is the result of over exuberant TCO supporters and certainly not sanctioned by Wikipedia.
    You will agree won’t you?
    It would be such a shame if your credit card, bank records, and medical records were to somehow end up posted on the internet, wouldn’t it now?
    I knew you’d be reasonable, now just run along and play.

  7. wardmama4 says:

    Sounds to me like Franken is about to lose big and they are committing Watergate 2 (I, for the life of me can not understand what was so damn great about the era ’67 to ’77 that these losers keep wanting to repeat all of it over and over again) – to win.

    Might someone not want to point them to the end of the story – Nixon resigned, Agnew, and what at least 7 others of the Administration were indicted and convicted?

    Of course these are Democrats – so it is just another resume enhancement.

  8. TwilightZoned says:

    It just amazes me how low these guttersnipes are willing to go. Amazing, just amazing. I’m truly stuck smack dab in the middle of the twilight zone with little hope of getting out. Change we can believe in. Uh, huh. Lying, cheating, and general mayhem R us should be the slogan.

  9. wirenut says:

    # 1 Controversial Senator ……….Huh?
    # 2 Republican……Sometimes !
    # 3 Air-Franken, civil………..Never!
    # 4 Re-do of the Sara Palin smear and intimidation tactics…..Hope and Change is on the march again !!!
    Twilight , At least with Mr. Serling it was over in 30 minutes .

  10. Perdido says:

    I beg to differ. Coleman should be drawn and quartered for gross incompetence. That information was entrusted to him and he failed miserably to protect it.

    Off with his head.

    • Barbie says:

      Then draw and quarter Coleman. Off with his head, if you will. BUt publishing the names of his contributors along with a chunk of sensitive data is not going after Coleman, now is it?

  11. Al Morone says:

    During the election, Wikileaks hacked into Sarah Palin’s email account:

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