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Web Hackers Give Tweeter the Finger
Hackers have posted a Photo-shopped image of President Bush appearing to flip the bird on the shuttered electronics store's web site.
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Tweeter closed its stores on Tuesday, December 2
December 03, 2008 by Arlen Schweiger

At least a few people, presumably former employees, are letting Tweeter know how they feel about the store closings.

After news on Tuesday of the shuttering of the company’s remaining stores, Tweeter.com’s welcome page had a slightly different look on Wednesday morning.

Instead of the 20% to 50% off store closing banner that had been there, browsers found an image of President Bush, with a Photoshopped extended middle finger (click here for Tweeter.com, though the image may have already been removed).

There were also some messages left by the hackers for the people at the top of the Tweeter food chain, which read:
George Schultze is the George Bush of Tweeter!
He made promise after promise for over a year. In the end, those promises turned to one big finger.
Craig Boucher, his lackey, is a flat-out liar!
Every time he made a public move, he addressed the Tweeter employees - “there’s still hope; keep coming to work; we’ll actually pay you…”

Don’t trust either of them!!!

Boucher has been in the role of chief restructuring officer for Tweeter under the company’s owners Schultze Asset Management. The hackers also left their fingerprint, so to speak, with a message at the top of the page: “shouts to the mute for the pic, to the SAJ for the humor, to BigJim for the perspective, and the washed-up hacker, just ‘cause”

Here’s the website image, with our own Photoshopping covering up the finger.

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Arlen Schweiger - Contributor, Electronic House Magazine
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com and Electronic House magazine.

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