2 lawmakers say computers hacked by Chinese

Associated Press | June 11, 2008
By Pete Yost and Lara Jakes Jordan

WASHINGTON (AP) - Two longtime House members say computers in their Capitol Hill offices have been hacked by sources apparently working out of China.

Virginia Rep. Frank Wolf says four of his computers were hacked. New Jersey Rep. Chris Smith says two of his computers were compromised.

The two lawmakers are longtime critics of Beijing.

In an interview Wednesday, Wolf said the hacking of computers in his Capitol Hill office began in August 2006. He says a computer at a House committee office also was hacked, and he suggested others in the House and possibly the Senate could be involved.

The FBI has declined immediate comment.