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 screenshots 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.
I’m not saying that I endorse breaking into someone’s email. That being said, I believe that email should never be considered private. It’s just not the way it works. I dont know all the interworking of the current email infrastructure, therefore I try to not take it for granted. That being said people don’t care about that kind of stuff, luddites, have it coming to them. Palin was doing something shady as Governor, and to cover her tracks she forwards emails to her persoanl account “email@example.com”. Can you imagine if this person was trying to run this government. “I dont want the Iranians to find our bombing plans. Better send it to firstname.lastname@example.org to keep it on under raps. Oh, I better forward it to email@example.com. So we can talk about it when I get home tonight from banning books”
I really hope that this does not happen, I’m not sure that I can take it.
Also, for some reason I cant load Wikileak.org. I wonder if its Comcast. The site might be down, can’t even connect with a proxy server.
Via: dvorak.org/blog Via: Wikileaks