Talk about having no regard for the law! You’d think any criminal will have at least a tiny sense of self-preservation and so stay away from doing anything to piss of the Justice Secretary but the hackers that tapped into his email apparently aren’t afraid of him, probably because they’re not under his jurisdiction.
The email fraudsters hacked into British Justice Secretary jack Straw’s email account and sent emails to people on his address book, including Labor Party members, council chiefs and Ministry of Justice officials, asking for 2300 euros so he can get home. Apparently the email claimed that he’s in Lagos on a trip for a project a project called Empowering Youth to Fight Racism and is stuck there because he lost his wallet. Straw was surprised when he got calls from his constituents asking if he’s really stuck in Africa. Of course, he’s not he is a justice secretary after all and if he does lose his wallet would be able to find some other way to get home!
The email account (Hotmail) has been suspended by Microsoft.