Personal photos of former president George W. Bush shared after email hack

Photos of former president George W. Bush and his family — including photos his father George H.W. Bush in the hospital — have been posted online after it appears that the emails of several Bush family members were hacked.

The reports of hacking came, first, from website The Smoking Gun, which says it has been in contact with a hacker who calls himself Guccifer.

According to The Smoking Gun:

“Correspondence obtained by the hacker indicates that at least six separate e-mail accounts have been compromised, including the AOL account of Dorothy Bush Koch, daughter of George H.W. Bush and sister of George W. Bush. Other breached accounts belong to Willard Heminway, 79, an old friend of the 41st president who lives in Greenwich, Connecticut; CBS sportscaster Jim Nantz, a longtime Bush family friend; former first lady Barbara Bush’s brother; and George H.W. Bush’s sister-in-law.”

Besides the photos, confidential information, including the addresses, phone numbers and emails of other Bush family members were also obtained, says the report.

The personal photos included several of the former president’s armature paintings, including these self portraits, posted at The Atlantic Wire.

A Bush family spokesperson has confirmed that there is a criminal investigation into the matter and the hack has prompted the Secret Service to launch its own investigation into the incident, ABC is reporting.

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