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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Anonymous Hacks Palin

The group, Anonymous, has claimed responsibility for the hacking of Governor (and VP candidate) Sarah Palin's personal Yahoo account. Anonymous launched an earlier attack on the Church of Scientology.

The group released personal photos, Palin's address book, and select e-mails. Palin is under investigation for abuse of authority while in power as governor of Alaska. At least one e-mail indicates she had personal contact with political allies.

Per law, any e-mail correspondence regarding official matters is to be archived and not deleted; personal accounts are free from this restriction. The group may have been trying to make public information which would implicate Palin using her personal account(s) for job-related matters, which would violate this law.

Interestingly, Palin's "personal" accounts were "gov.sarah" and "gov.palin." Both accounts have since been confirmed as disabled/deleted.

© C Harris Lynn, 2008
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