There’s nothing like a little sex scandal to take the halo off a hero. Ask Bill Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, or any of those little girls who really thought Britney waited for marriage. The latest shiny figure who turned out to enjoy a little tarnish on the side is David Howell Petraeus, General (ret.), head of the CIA and former chief warrior in Iraq, whose sex scandal has horrified, amused, and utterly dominated the media for a week now.
A compromised establishment figure is to Anonymous (and many hackers) roughly what blood in the water is to sharks—and they took the bait.
They doxed him.
Sadly for devotees of drama, the shocking revelations exposed by the hacktivist add up to: Not a whole lot.
The general’s holdings include: a home at the Washington Golf and Country Club (at least we assume it’s a house or condo; it’s unclear from the doxing), worth $1 million; a house at 130 N. Jackson St. in Alexandria, worth $500,000; and the gloriously named 5001 Screaming Eagle Drive in Fort Campbell, Kentucky, worth $100,000.
Doxtor Dox, in a very un-Anonymous move, took credit for the exposure of Petraeus’ three real-estate holdings.
Also included in the dox are his full name, date of birth, and spouse’s name, as well as phone numbers for each of the addresses, if you’re feeling chatty. About the worst thing that could come of this exposure is a lot of prank calling, or possibly a revival of the Anonymous tradition of “Pizza-ing” someone by sending a hundred pies to his house. Given the media camped out on his lawn, that would be a very practical way to make sure that the scandal-chasers of America don’t waste away.
Photo via Doxtor Dox/Pastebin