Hackers invaded Gov. Sarah Palin’s e-mail account this week. The next few graphs are from a computerworld.com article on the intrusion:
“A group of hackers that hit the Church of Scientology’s site earlier this year have apparently cracked the Yahoo Mail account belonging to Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican nominee for vice president, according to documents and screenshots posted on the Web.”
“A security expert called the practice of using private e-mail accounts ‘incredibly dangerous’ for public officials such as Palin.”
“The group, which calls itself “Anonymous,” announced that it had gained access to Palin’s Yahoo account in a message last night to, a site that regularly posts confidential documents.”
A frequent critic of the Post-Dispatch — who cites liberal bias on the part of our editors for why certain stories don’t appear in the paper — had this to say in an e-mail to editors today:
“Did the DNC not allow you to report that Palin’s personal e-mail account was violated? It was only the biggest news story of the day after the stock market crash. If that had been Biden’s, it would have been your lead story. “
A caller made the same charge.
I asked National Editor Tim Poor why we didn’t have anything about it in this morning’s Post-Dispatch. He replied that the “story moved yesterday late afternoon and evening. Not sure it was better than any of our political glances, could have been a briefly. Since nothing much turned up in the e-mails it doesn’t seem a huge deal.“
Our wire services also moved little on the story yesterday and thus far today, and a Nexis.com search showed little print play in other papers.
Still, the topic is interesting and the victim a very prominent public figure. Seems we should have had something in print today.
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