WASHINGTON - An anonymous hacker claimed to have broken into Mitt Romney's personal email account Tuesday, allegedly gaining access by guessing the answer to the security question, "What is your favorite pet?"
A tipster to Gawker bragged of the hack into the presumptive GOP presidential nominee's Hotmail and Dropbox accounts and claimed to have changed its password, but did not include any screen shots of the accounts' content as proof.
Gawker did not attempt to use the changed password to access the account - that could land the site in legal hot water - but it did alert the Romney campaign to the claim.
There was no word whether the answer to the pet question was "Seamus," the dog whose strapped-on-the-roof car ride during a family vacation has made Romney the target of outraged pet lovers.
The campaign had little to say. "The proper authorities are investigating this crime and we will have no further comment on it," the campaign said in a statement.
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