It turns out Sean Spicer’s online sloppiness extends well beyond the mere fact that he keeps tweeting his own password. Due to what can only be explained by either a total cluelessness about how websites work, or by a desire to save ten bucks a year, Spicer’s home address and email address and personal phone number have leaked out to the general public in a manner which didn’t even require any hacking – because he left the info online in plain sight all along.
When you register a website, you have to supply personally identifiable information including your address and phone number. You can pay just a bit extra to have the site registered by proxy, which is what most websites do these days as a simple security measure. But when Sean Spicer registered seanspicer.com and a number of other domains, he skipped over the proxy option and ended up publishing all of his personal info in the WHOIS website database that anyone can look up. And because those registrations are still active, we all now have access to Spicer’s personal info.
Here are the first several lines of Sean Spicer’s WHOIS lookup for his site seanspicer.com:
Hat tip to tech blog Mashable for uncovering this. And we thought it was bad when he kept tweeting his Twitter password. We’re not cruel enough to actually post Sean Spicer’s personal email address and phone number here (hint: he’s still using Yahoo.com, but we may share them with Melissa McCarthy.
Bill Palmer is the publisher of the political news outlet Palmer Report