Regional
10:36 am
Mon October 5, 2009

Report: Perry Website Attacked

Texas – Several Republicans with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press that the FBI is investigating allegations that Internet hackers deliberately sabotaged Gov. Rick Perry's campaign Web site during a re-election announcement last week.

The Republicans with knowledge of the investigation spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the investigation.

At least two FBI agents specializing in high-tech crimes met with Perry campaign officials on Friday to discuss the incident.

The incident disrupted Perry's live streaming video via the Internet from a closed San Antonio event.

A spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in San Antonio didn't immediately return calls for comment Sunday.

Perry campaign spokesman Mark Miner issued a brief statement to the AP saying the matter had been turned over to the appropriate federal authorities.

Copyright 2009 The Associated Press.