We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message

Probe into Schwarzenegger security breach

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the apparent hacking of a computer in Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's office.

The investigation was launched after a digital recording of a private conversation Schwarzenegger had with some of his staff members earlier this year was leaked last week to the Los Angeles Times, according to CHP spokesman Tom Marshal.

"We are looking into the security of the computer systems [at the governor's office]," Marshal said, noting that the leaked recording was obtained from a computer there.

Citing the ongoing investigation, Marshal did not offer any details on when the computer might have been accessed or how many computers may be involved.

The six-minute recording obtained by the newspaper was of an informal meeting in March that Schwarzenegger had with his chief of staff, his chief speechwriter and a TV director, according to the story, which was published on Friday.

In the conversation, Schwarzenegger is recorded making several candid comments about the state's Republican legislators, according to the Times article. Schwarzenegger is heard describing Republican legislators as a "wild bunch" and referring to a Republican assemblywoman as being "very hot" – because of her fiery personality, apparently. Hmmm.

IDG UK Sites

45 Best Android games: top Android games for your smartphone or tablet in 2014 (24 are free!)

IDG UK Sites

How Apple, Adobe, Microsoft and others have let us down over UltraHD and hiDPI screens

IDG UK Sites

Do you have the X-Factor too? Mix Off app puts fans in the frame

IDG UK Sites

iPad Pro release date, rumours and leaked images - 12.9 screen 'coming in 2015'