Mitt Romney Tax Returns: Hacked, Up For Bids!?

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An anonymous individual or group claims to have obtained "all available" tax returns associated with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

The alleged hackers claim to have accessed them via computers in the Franklin, Tenn., office of professional services firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

An anonymous posting on a file sharing website claims PwC was hacked; the same site has been used to boast of other high-profile corporate hacks.

How'd they pull it off, allegedly? The posting states:

Mitt Romney Image

"[Romney's tax returns] were taken from the PWC office 8/25/2012 by gaining access to the third floor via a gentleman working on the 3rd floor of the building."

Bribes go a long way, apparently.

President Obama's 2012 election opponent has faced calls to release his tax forms prior to 2010. The former CEO of Bain Capital has refused to do so.

Wonder if this will change his mind.

After "all 1040 tax forms for Romney were copied," the perpetrators claim, having sent Mitt's tax returns "to Democratic and GOP offices in the county."

"A scanned signature image for Mitt Romney from the 1040 forms were scanned and included with the packages," which are almost entirely encrypted.

That's where the fun part comes in.

The group claims it will "release all available files to the public on the 28 of September, 2012," unless someone coughs up $1 million ... in Bitcoins.

The purported hacker(s) issued this threat to PwC:

"All major news media outlets are going to be sent an encrypted copy of the most recent tax years that your company had on file since you did not have them all in a convenient electronic form."

"The years before 2010 will be of great interest to many. If the parties interested do not want the encrypted key released to the public to unlock these documents on September 28 of this year then payment will be necessary."

"The deal is quite simple. Convert $1,000,000 USD to Bitcoins (Google if if you need a lesson on what Bitcoin is) using the various markets available out in the world for buying."

"Transfer the Bitcoins gathered to the Bitcoin address listed below. It does not matter if small amounts or one large amount is transferred, as long as the final value of the Bitcoins is equal to $1,000,000 USD at the time when it is finished."

"The keys to unlock the data will be purged and what ever is inside the documents will remain a secret forever. Failure to do this before September 28, the entire world will be allowed to view the documents with a publicly released key to unlock everything."

"Bitcoin Address to Stop Release: [redacted]"

"At the same time, the other interested parties will be allowed to compete with you. For those that DO want the documents released will have an different address to send to."

"If $1,000,000 USD is sent to this account first; then the encryption keys will be made available to the world right away. So this is an equal opportunity for the documents to remain locked away forever or to be exposed before the September 28 deadline."

"Who-ever is the winner does not matter to us."

Romney is locked in a dead heat with Obama with two months to go before the election. One way or another, the tax return issue keeps rearing its ugly head.

Should Mitt release more tax returns?

 

Who are you voting for in November?

 

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Sorry. I just bought a bridge in N.Y.," and the " iz ken identify, wif da brother."

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"zero"...what an apt name for you! I couldn't have selected a better one for ya!

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WOOOOO HOOOOOO YOU GO BILL, AND THANK FOR THE 8 PROSPEROUS YEARS WOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO (crap, then came bush) and the world died......

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Don't jack with a Jayhawk! She knows her history. I can't get over that crowd last night at the DNC- somebody thought they had dropped confetti after it was over but in reality it was empty envelopes that had a $20 for each person who came to watch. Can you imagine the stinch in that place this morning. Freaking Toenail clippings everywhere. Cell phones going off that would drown out the speaker. What a crowd.

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Chippy says- I am stupid beyond repair. Who is this play by play fool? Too many cartoons? Another forrest gump on the Half Shell? MAMA SAYS .. AHHHHH.. Life's like a Box of Chocolates .... Jenny! And I was Ruuuuuuning!

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Part 3 * Bill Clinton runs for Congress (1974), while a fugitive from justice under Public Law 90-40. * Bill Clinton runs for Arkansas Attorney General (1976), while a fugitive from justice. * Bill Clinton receives pardon on January 21, 1977 from Carter. * Bill Clinton FIRST PARDONED FEDERAL FELON ever to serve

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Part 2
* Bill Clinton reclassified 1-D after enlisting in the United States Army Reserves on August 07, 1969 under authority of Col.E.Holmes. Clinton signs enlistment papers and takes oath of enlistment. * Bill Clinton fails to report to his duty station at the University of Arkansas ROTC, September 1969. * Bill Clinton reclassified 1-A on October 30, 1969, as enlistment with Army Reserves is revoked by Colonel E. Holmes and Clinton now AWOL and subject to arrest under Public Law 90-40 (2)(a) 'registrant who has failed to report...remain liable for induction'. * Bill Clinton's birth date lottery number is 311, drawn december 1, 1969, but anyone who has already been ordered to report for induction, is INELIGIBLE!

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First Pardoned Federal Felon ever to serve as President of the U.S. Draft Records from the Freedom of Information Act files show he was a Pardoned Federal Felon Bill Clinton's Draft Records from the Freedom of Information Act files show he was a Pardoned Federal Felon * Bill Clinton registers for the draft on September 08, 1964, accepting all contractual conditions of registering for the draft. Given Selective Service Number 3 26 46 228. * Bill Clinton classified 2-S on November 17, 1964. * Bill Clinton reclassified 1-A on March 20, 1968. * Bill Clinton ordered to report for induction on July 28, 1969.
@Chippy Part 1
* Bill Clinton dishonors order to report and is not inducted into the military. * Bill Clinton reclassified 1-D after enlisting in the United States Army Reserves on August 07, 1969 under authority of Col.E.Holmes. Clinton signs enlistment papers and takes oath of enlistment.

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Kansas Jayhawk says"
"You on the other hand are trying hard to make it a stretch of an argument that somehow since Romney didn't serve in the military he's not qualified to serve as President." Not at all. What I am saying is there is a difference between not volunteering (serving) and dodging the draft during wartime. Neither am I condoning Biden deferments either or any others.

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@Chippy Ho 67: Since when did you "die" for anybody? With all due respect I believe Daina was correct in her assessments. You on the other hand are trying hard to make it a stretch of an argument that somehow since Romney didn't serve in the military he's not qualified to serve as President. Well, neither did your precious LIBERAL Bill "I loathe the military" Clinton serve during the Vietnam War, and I noticed Obama never signed up either...neither did Joe Biden who dodged 5 draft attempts while attending school, nor Senate Democrat leader Harry Reid...so you see goofball you don't have a leg to stand on, but thanks anyway for the exercise in countering a lame argument you've made my day! :)

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