Investigators are working to determine the legitimacy of a claim that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s tax records have been stolen from an accounting firm’s records.
Naming a million-dollar price, an anonymous ransom note was sent to accounting firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers. The letter, which was also posted online, gets right to the point: “Using your Office… we were able to gain access to your network file servers and copy over the tax documents for one Willard M Romney and Ann D Romney.”
The note’s author signs off with a perky “Cheers!”
The security breach was supposedly orchestrated at a Pricewaterhouse Coopers office in Franklin, Tenn., a suburb of Nashville. As news of the potential ransom situation spread, the financial services firm said on Twitter Wednesday, “We are working with the Secret Service. At this time, there is no evidence of unauthorized access to our data.”