Congresswoman Corrine Brown’s campaign website looks to have been hacked by an Australian-based real estate company.
Appearing on the homepage, just below the paragraph beginning “Hello and Welcome to my new Website!” are a few lines of copy apparently shilling for “wyndham vale real estate.” There’s a link there too, and it takes you to an Australian real estate website for a ‘Manor Lakes’ area.
This story was first reported on by Florida Politic’s A.G. Gancarski.
The full, suspect copy:
“When it comes to wyndham vale real estate , it’s always best to go with a name and developer you can trust. This way, you get an assurance that the property you’re buying comes from a company that many others before you have trusted.”
Brown is running for reelection in 2016 for the 5th District in Florida, which includes the area of Jacksonville. She recently lost a U.S. Appeals Court fight against the redistricting of her campaign. She’s taking that fight to the Supreme Court.
Her site also seems to be troubled by not one, but two Austrialian real estate companies. Just a little farther down, there’s an ad for a ‘fabulous’ artificial Christmas tree.
First Coast News spokes to Congresswoman Brown over the phone about her campaign website woes. She told us her campaign staff is working to remove the links.
“It has nothing to do with me,” she said. She also said that the website has been that way for a while.