The email account that appears to belong to David Petraeus’ alleged mistress Paula Broadwell may have been broken into by hacking group Anonymous.
The email address that allegedly belongs to Paula Broadwell, the biographer who is at the center of the cheating scandal that forced the acclaimed former CIA director’s resignation, is listed as one of the accounts that was broken into by the “hacktivist” group.
Buzzfeed reports that the email is one of those obtained when the hackers targeted commercial intelligence company STRATFOR.
Anonymous claimed responsibility for the December 24, 2011 hack and they used the email and credit card information that they obtained from the site to make more than $1 million to a variety of charities.
Buzzfeed points out that it is unclear what information- if any- was stolen by the group.
Paula Broadwell’s email is a major point of contention in the ongoing federal investigation into David Petraeus’ extra marital affair that led to his resignation.
Her email that was hacked by the group was a derivation of her name, and it is not one that she has kept quiet since she posted the address on Twitter, inviting fans to email her for tickets to The Daily Show when she was doing a publicity visit to promote her David Petraeus biography.
Paula Broadwell is at the center of the storm surrounding David Petraeus’ downfall as she allegedly sent harassing emails to a woman that Petraeus worked with.
That woman, who has since been identified as Jill Kelley, contacted the FBI because she felt threatened and feared for her safety.