According to The Smoking Gun, a hacker using the name Guccifer recently accessed and leaked the personal photos and e-mails of several members of the Bush family.

"In e-mail exchanges with the person who claimed responsibility for the hack, the individual claimed to have swiped 'a lot of stuff,' including 'interesting mails' about George H.W. Bush’s recent hospitalization, 'Bush 43,' and other Bush family members. ... Asked if he was concerned about the FBI/Secret Service investigation that will no doubt follow shortly, he replied crytically, 'i have an old game with the f**king bastards inside, this is just another chapter in the game,'" The Smoking Gun reports.

"The Smoking Gun posted several of the hacked photographs, including one that shows the senior Bush in a hospital bed, another with him and former President Bill Clinton at the Bush family home in Maine and one of George W. Bush posing next to a cardboard cut-out of his face," writes Computerworld's Jaikumar Vijayan.


"Four photos display the younger President Bush's artistic endeavors, including two paintings, a photo of him working on a third painting and a photo of him posing with a cardboard cutout of himself dressed as a Parisian artist, complete with mustache and beret," writs TechNewsDaily's Paul Wagenseil.

"The Smoking Gun site, known for posting legal documents and arrest records related to celebrities, said the hacker invaded six email accounts, including one belonging to Dorothy Bush Koch, daughter of George H.W. Bush, as well as other Bush family members and friends," writes Reuters' Samuel P. Jacobs. "The U.S. Secret Service is investigating whether former President George H.W. Bush's email was hacked as well, the agency said on Friday."