If you're bored by the election perhaps a good tale of international espionage will brighten your day.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported today that a major consulting/communications firm asked the U.S. Department of Justice to look into possible computer hacking that led to the theft of documents related to a high profile client -- a deposed Middle East shiekh.
The head of the company, Jason Kinney, "became alarmed after the German newspaper Der Spiegel contacted his office last month with questions based on confidential documents concerning his firm's client," the Chronicle reported:
The German paper asked about details of the California group's reported $3.7 million in compensation from the sheikh as well as details of its contract to "develop a comprehensive public affairs and diplomacy campaign" for the prince. Der Spiegel has declined to say where it obtained the information.
Similar inquiries came in the last two weeks from the British newspaper the Guardian, Kinney said.
In his letter to federal law enforcement officials, Kinney warned that the incidents "could include the possible compromising of electronic communications with high-placed U.S. government offices and the offices of federal elected officials.