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Mitt Romney's email hack under investigation

June 6, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
An investigation is under way to see if GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's personal email has been hacked.

The website, Gawker.com reported on Tuesday that it received a message from someone claiming that he or she signed into Romney's Hotmail account.

The tipster said it happened by correctly guessing the answer to a security question about Romney's favorite pet. The hacker also said that Romney's account on DropBox, a file-sharing service, was also accessed.

Romney's campaign spokeswoman refused to say whether Romney still uses the Hotmail account.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.