A group of individuals has compromised VP candidate Sarah Palin's personal email and sent the information to Wikileaks which has posted the information publicly.

http://wikileaks.org/wiki/Sarah_Palin_Yahoo_email_hack_2008

Circa midnight Tuesday the 16th of September (EST) Wikileaks' sources loosely affiliated with the activist group 'anonymous' gained access to U.S. Republican Party Vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin's Yahoo email account gov.palin@yahoo.com. Governor Palin has come under criticism for using private email accounts to avoid government transparency mechanisms. The zip archive made available by Wikileaks contains screen shots of Palin's inbox, example emails, address book and two family photos. The list of correspondence, together with the account name, appears to re-enforce the criticism.

Internet security has finally become an issue in presidential politics.

Palin's use of a Yahoo account has been the subject of recent newspaper articles. The Washington Post published her Yahoo email address, which was likely a precursor to the attack.

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Comments (2)

rick james | September 17, 2008 1:31 pm

easy.. her email password is lipstick.

UAE Calling | September 17, 2008 3:38 pm

How can she be trusted with highly classified information of United States when she is unable to protect her Inbox? Its really careless of Palin to use free email for work, and that too Yahoo! C'mon give GMail a shot.

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