Thursday, October 09, 2008

Man Indicted for Hacking Palin's Email Account

I don't know why this fool thought it was a "good" idea to break into a Vice Presidential Candidate's email account. Now mind you, if it was Joe Blow he might have gotten away with it. As it turns out he thought he would be teaching her a "security" lesson.

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I wink because I know I am a little "slow"

Although, I think a "GMAIL" account would have been safer. I really don't have the need for such security so Yahoo and Hotmail are fine with me.

David C. Kernell was indicted Tuesday on a single charge of accessing a protected computer by a grand jury in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee in Knoxville. He is the son of Mike Kernell, a Democratic state representative from Memphis. The indictment, which carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine, was unsealed Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Justice said. (Source:
network world).

In a large three-page indictment, it alleges that Kernell gained access to a Yahoo e-mail account used by Palin, the Republican governor of Alaska, on about Sept 16.

Again, to show how arrogant and silly this dude was he then sends it to "friends" who send screen shots of it to
Wikileaks (an organization that exposes leaks on the internet). I am sure "Daddy Mike" is proud of his son. It was actually bloggers that figured out that this guy was the one who hacked into Palin's email account . Rubico (his screenname) claimed to have accessed the account by using Yahoo's password reset feature and answering security questions with publicly available information, and the indictment supports that claim. He guessed correctly that Palin had met her husband at Wasilla High.

Now, all I am saying is how much confidence can the American people have in nominating a duo (McCain/Palin) with one that has NO internet information and the other one who uses a PUBLIC INTERNET EMAIL OPTION to send sensitive information. I'm just saying....

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