Remember the cross-site scripting (XSS) attack that redirected viewers of Barack Obama’s Web site to Hilary Clinton’s? Obama finally clinching the nomination does not seem to stop these redirections involving the upcoming US presidential elections. With Clinton out of the way, it’s between Obama and GOP (Grand Old Party aka Republican Party) nominee John McCain now.
Wired reports of Hillary4McCain.com, a Web site registered to the Clinton campaign but directs voters to McCain’s site. Researchers believe that the site’s domain information is inaccurate: Clinton has already endorsed Obama, for one.
While Clinton has already conceded and pledged support to Obama, some believe that her supporters may be swayed into actually voting for McCain. And she has a significant number of supporters – almost 18 million of them – which would indeed be crucial in the elections, hence the efforts from both parties in courting them.
McCain’s camp meanwhile denies involvement in this incident. This, for sure, would not be the last elections-related online event we will see.