House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero said when Republican staffers discovered their caucus blog had a rootkit virus they tried to handle it in the least “invasive” way possible, but they realized they can’t do that so they’ve taken it down.
“We haven’t determined the mechanism how, but we want to put out the word to everyone that we have a virus,” Cafero said Friday when asked about the problem.
The site is currently down and it’s unclear at the moment when it will go back up.
In the meantime, Cafero said his staff is taking every precaution and working with the web server company, Lunar Pages of California, to make sure the virus is gone before the site goes live again. It has also hired a third party to take a look at the site before it goes live again.