Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Group Posts e-Mail Hacked From Palin Account

Kim Zetter writes on Threat Level:

Vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's private Yahoo e-mail account was hacked, and some of its contents posted on the internet Wednesday.

The internet griefers known as Anonymous took credit for the intrusion, and screen shots of e-mail messages and photos belonging to the Alaska governor have been published by WikiLeaks. Threat Level has confirmed the authenticity of at least one of the e-mails.

Palin has come under fire for using private e-mail accounts to conduct state business. Critics allege that she uses the account to get around public records laws, as the Bush administration has also been charged with doing.

More here.


At Thu Sep 18, 02:34:00 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe how many folks are defending Palin. To me, it's pretty simple...

Either she was intentionally using private email to obfuscate communications with public officials (isn't that the same this Bush did?), or she was so ignorant that she did not understand that using private email for such communications is a huge security risk, and a violation of accountability policies.

In any case, her position is not really defensible.


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