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Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin found that she is just as vulnerable in cyber realms as any of us, when hackers wrested control of her Yahoo e-mail id. The hackers released five screenshots of her personal e-mails and photographs.
Both her campaign manager and the FBI confirmed the news of her account being hacked, which began circulating after the appearance of the leaked screenshots on WikiLeaks. You will not be able to have a look at the screenshots yourself, in case your peeping faculties have been roused by the news, as they have been taken down.
The hackers are said to have only counted on their social engineering skills – by collecting or guessing personal information required for password recovery – and Yahoo’s flimsy, lax password-recovery process for breaking into her account. All said, the hack has exposed Palin’s inexpedient habit of conducting state business using a personal e-mail account.
According to Knoxnews, State Rep. Mike Kernell admitted that investigators had quizzed his 20-year old son David Kernell about the hack. Kernell is a Democrat!
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