Colin Powell’s Facebook page hacked

Former secretary of state Colin L Powell does not want George W. Bush to burn in hell.

The former Bush administration official's Facebook page was hacked Monday morning, leading to messages like "YOU WILL BURN IN HELL,BUSH" and "KILL THE ILLUMINATI!"

As Powell battled the messages, the hacker threatened to "PUT A CURSE ON THE FINGER WHICH YOU USE TO DELETE THESE POSTS!!!"

"I'm sorry you have to see all the stupid, obscene posts that are popping up," he told his followers, asking for patience while he dealt with Facebook. After a brief hiatus, the page is now back up.

Whoever hacked Powell's page was also interested in redistributing private photos that were taken from a hack of Bush family e-mails.

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.
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Rachel Weiner · March 11, 2013