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.
Alternate link (wikilieaks is down): http://cryptome.org/palin-email.zip
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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Written by: Chris Wysopal