How to handle a "Weinergate"-style scandal

Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., has been telling anyone who'll listen that he didn't send a young female Twitter follower a photograph of his -- or someone's -- underwear, blaming the embarrassing tweet on hackers. Experts say that if you're the subject of a similarly troublesome cyber-attack, you should consider calling in the FBI or reaching out to Twitter directly for assistance. "I would not hire a private investigator, because they wouldn't have access to Twitter's back-end systems or be able to do the kind of forensics to get to the bottom of how it really happened," security expert David Koretz says.

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