Orrin Hatch — Software Pirate & Pornographer?

by John Hawkins | June 20, 2003 12:17 am

Orrin Hatch — Software Pirate & Pornographer?: If you go to the Explore Utah[1] section of Orrin Hatch’s website and click on the myUtahsearch.com button, you get forwarded to a porn page.

Has Hatch been hacked or is a staffer playing a little prank on him? In any case, I don’t mind seeing him get embarassed — again[2]. Let’s see how long it takes for Hatch to get that taken off of his page…

***Update***: Original post: 12:17 — This post: 12:52 & it’s gone…lol. I’m sure the girls at “Big Naturals” will be terribly upset to have lost Senator Hatch’s support =D

***Update #2*** The porn link is still showing up in the Google Cache[3] however.

***Update #3*** It looks the domain name for that search engine changed hands on 5/14/03[4]. So that means Senator Hatch’s constituents were probably treated to six days of free porn before the link was yanked.

Here’s a little background research you may be interested in. The owner of that domain appears to be Tim Bach of Quicknet Communications — a man who has knocked heads with Prudential Insurance Company[5] over domain names. Furthermore, a publication called Willamette Week Online[6] claims that Tim Bach was actually involved in the “FBI National Computer Crime Squad’s first major probe” a few years back. If Willamette Week Online is correct, there was even a book written about this guy’s exploits called “@Large: The Strange Case of the World’s Biggest Internet Invasion.”

Hat Tip to Kalin of the Hundredth Monkey[7] for pointing out that the domain name had recently changed hands.

Endnotes:
  1. Explore Utah: http://www.senate.gov/~hatch/index.cfm?Fuseaction=Students.Utah
  2. again: https://rightwingnews.com/archives/week_2003_06_15.PHP#001042
  3. Google Cache: http://216.239.51.100/search?q=cache:DsEbIR8MVosJ:www.senate.gov/~hatch/index.cfm%3FFuseaction%3DStudents.Utah+%22orrin+hatch%22+%22explore+utah%22&hl=en&ie=UTF-8
  4. 5/14/03: http://networksolutions.com/en_US/whois/results.jhtml;jsessionid=YIJOI2SSX3WYECWLEALCFFA?_requestid=17395
  5. Prudential Insurance Company: http://www.arb-forum.com/domains/decisions/146242.htm
  6. Willamette Week Online: http://www.wweek.com/html/coverstory081397.html
  7. Hundredth Monkey: http://hundredthmonkey.org/

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