Anonymous Allegedly Hacked Palin’s Yahoo Account

I saw this earlier and assumed it was a joke:

THE INCIDENT
WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR:

– Very recently an anonymous poster on /b/ claimed to have hacked Sarah Palin’s Yahoo e-mail account.

– Sarah Palin used the e-mail address gov.sarah@yahoo.com for public communication. Several media outlets have confirmed this fact prior to this “incident”.

SOURCE: http://thinkprogress.org/2008/09/10/palin-email-privilege/
SOURCE: http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2008/09/15-7

– The e-mail address that the poster hacked was gov.palin@yahoo.com. This second e-mail address, previously unknown publicly, was used for private communcations.

– Yahoo e-mail addresses, unlike .gov e-mail addresses, are not subject to archiving and oversight. This fact has led to controversy from several sources, including fellow Republicans, asking her to release e-mails from her Yahoo account.

– The anonymous poster apparently panicked, and released the password onto /b/.

– Several other posters on /b/ took screenshots of the Inbox and various e-mails.

Gawker has a rundown of it including screenshots.

(via Waxy)