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Sarah Palinís Yahoo account hijacked, e-mails posted online
ZDNet ^ | 9/17/2008 | Ryan Naraine

Posted on 09/17/2008 11:15:26 AM PDT by Domandred

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On the heels of media reports that Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin was using a private Yahoo e-mail account (gov.palin@yahoo.com) to conduct Alaska state business, hackers have broken into the account and posted evidence of the hijack on Wikileaks.

An activist group calling itself ‘anonymous’ claimed responsibility for the compromise and released screenshots, photographs and the e-mail addresses of several people close to Palin, including her husband Todd and assistant Ivy Frye.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.zdnet.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: creeps; democraticslimebags; hacked; hackergate; leftys; leftyscumbags; mccainpalin; palin; palinattacks; palinping; tasteless; wikileaks; yahoo
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To: Domandred

Vermin.

And that is an insult to vermin everywhere.


2 posted on 09/17/2008 11:16:45 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Now you know why the needles on compasses point north - Sarah Palin.)
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To: Domandred

‘Sarah Palin was using a private Yahoo e-mail account (gov.palin@yahoo.com) to conduct Alaska state business’

WTF? Does not Alaska have their own Gov. accounts?


3 posted on 09/17/2008 11:17:44 AM PDT by BGHater (Democracy is the road to socialism.)
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To: Domandred

this is why presidents dont use email
and no one who is a conservative in govt is safe


4 posted on 09/17/2008 11:18:10 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Domandred

How do we even know these are actually her emails?


5 posted on 09/17/2008 11:18:17 AM PDT by villagerjoel ("Tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive." CS Lewis)
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To: Domandred

I am sure the aclu and MSM will be all over this violation of privacy ASAP


6 posted on 09/17/2008 11:18:29 AM PDT by edzo4 (Vote McCain, Keep Your Change)
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To: Domandred
Well, she *did* use Yahoo...

It sounds like the Obamanauts have all of the email in that account. Nice felony guys.

7 posted on 09/17/2008 11:19:16 AM PDT by ajwharton (FL GOP Pollwatcher, ACORN-buster)
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To: Domandred

Inside job at Yahoo ... It’s happened to plenty of people. These online accounts are not safe.


8 posted on 09/17/2008 11:19:23 AM PDT by Tarpon (Three things matter when selecting a President - character, character and character.)
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To: edzo4

You forgot your sarcasm alert.


9 posted on 09/17/2008 11:19:23 AM PDT by MissEdie (On the Sixth Day God created Spurrier)
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To: edzo4

Bush’s fault!!!


10 posted on 09/17/2008 11:19:55 AM PDT by ilovekansasnow
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To: Domandred

Reminds me of the people who broke into Clarence Thomas’ garage and went through his trash... all to determine if he believed in the right to privacy.


11 posted on 09/17/2008 11:20:03 AM PDT by Mr. Brightside
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To: Domandred

I’m not buyin’ it.


12 posted on 09/17/2008 11:20:05 AM PDT by DRey
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To: Domandred

Are some folks going to start getting visits and Subpoenas from the Secret Service? This sounds like jail and major lawsuit time to me.


13 posted on 09/17/2008 11:20:22 AM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: edzo4

Sounds like a scam to me


14 posted on 09/17/2008 11:20:36 AM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (What came first? Ignorance or Dems)
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To: ilovekansasnow

What is wring with these people? Oh, nevermind...


15 posted on 09/17/2008 11:21:09 AM PDT by Bush Revolution (McCain/Palin Revolution 2008)
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To: ilovekansasnow

What is wring with these people? Oh, nevermind...


16 posted on 09/17/2008 11:21:38 AM PDT by Bush Revolution (McCain/Palin Revolution 2008)
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To: BGHater

“WTF? Does not Alaska have their own Gov. accounts?”

Yes but that allows her to keep correspondence beyond the reach of the Alaska legislature.


17 posted on 09/17/2008 11:22:51 AM PDT by cw35
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To: ShadowAce

Tech Ping!

(Sorry ass SOB hackers)


18 posted on 09/17/2008 11:23:25 AM PDT by CedarDave (Gloom and doom Democrats cheer for financial despair, losing wars and hurricanes. That's leadership!)
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To: Tarpon

I like using them, because I enjoy the convenience of remote login - but I consider ANY email to have the same level of privacy as shouting across my pasture.

I delete any “personal” yahoo emails as soon as I get them, and I tell the rest of my family to do the same.


19 posted on 09/17/2008 11:23:29 AM PDT by dandelion
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To: Domandred
Not sure I believe the Gov. is using a Yahoo or Gmail or HotMail account because it would fall under the control of and is owned by a bunch of leftist loons, and it can be hacked.

I doubt if Barry's handlers are that dumb either.

AlGore, on the other hand, invented the Internet and is therefore smart enough to know how to use the Yahoo mail server without fear.

20 posted on 09/17/2008 11:24:00 AM PDT by Zakeet (Crime wouldn't pay if the government ran it)
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To: Domandred
I hope she remembered the first rule of e-mail-- never put anything in e-mail you wouldn't want to see on the front page of the newspaper.

-ccm

21 posted on 09/17/2008 11:25:09 AM PDT by ccmay (Too much Law; not enough Order.)
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To: Domandred

Looks bogus to me. Why would she need to use Yahoo to conduct state business?


22 posted on 09/17/2008 11:25:20 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Cure CINOism- Write in proven conservatives at all levels on the ballot)
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To: VigilantAmerican

If you decide you want a safer email account, let me know. I can instantly arrange one for you.


23 posted on 09/17/2008 11:25:23 AM PDT by jacquej
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To: Domandred
I should have included this sentence in my original excerpt, it's the last of the post:

Wikileaks said it may release additional e-mails should they prove be of political substance.

In other words they have more then they have released but are holding them if they prove useful in torpedoing the McCain-Palin ticket.

24 posted on 09/17/2008 11:25:37 AM PDT by Domandred (McWhathisname / Palin - 2008)
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To: Domandred

I applaud them, actually. It’s ridiculous for a government to entrust a company like Yahoo to sufficiently protect the privacy of email and account information. There is no oversight over Yahoo. There is no way to make them accountable for lapses. It’s poor management. The Bush administration has done this, too, and it is stupid and irresponsible. Private industry managers would be fired over something this idiotic. I work in IT and guarding information for my company is of the highest priority. Information management can’t be left to the boobs at Yahoo.


25 posted on 09/17/2008 11:25:49 AM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: Domandred
I don't believe this for a moment. I'm betting that as part of the selection process all candidate have all personal email accounts scrubbed if they existed.

I'm betting this is a fake account created by the Obamites for propaganda purposes.

26 posted on 09/17/2008 11:26:37 AM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: cw35

Lol. You don’t like Sunshine?

Ya gotta have it on Gov. accounts so we can see what is written and so the hackers can be prosecuted for higher crimes.


27 posted on 09/17/2008 11:26:57 AM PDT by BGHater (Democracy is the road to socialism.)
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To: Domandred

Not a great idea for a governor with national aspirations to use a Yahoo mail accoun


28 posted on 09/17/2008 11:28:30 AM PDT by trumandogz
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To: Domandred

I couldn’t get the page to load (server probably overloaded)
Unfortunately this looks like something the MSM/DBM will grab and run with.
“No email McCain” may be the smart policy guy.


29 posted on 09/17/2008 11:29:08 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: Domandred
In other words they have more then they have released but are holding them if they prove useful in torpedoing the McCain-Palin ticket.

Nope, it means that they gots bupkiss. Idle threat. If they had anything, it would already be on kos.

30 posted on 09/17/2008 11:30:21 AM PDT by ajwharton (FL GOP Pollwatcher, ACORN-buster)
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To: cw35; BGHater
Yes but that allows her to keep correspondence beyond the reach of the Alaska legislature.

And doing so puts valuable government information at risk. I'd be fired if I used my private email account to distribute files and information related to my work, rightfully so. Wanting to keep oversight committees in the legislature from being able to perform their oversight functions isn't a good enough reason to do something this stupid. The Alaska governor's office can seek help from the courts to keep things private, and live with the judgment of the courts.

31 posted on 09/17/2008 11:31:19 AM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: Domandred

What is Wikileaks and who is behind it?


32 posted on 09/17/2008 11:31:21 AM PDT by pnz1
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To: Domandred

Oh, and THANK YOU, idiots - the Republicans can call this “Yahoo-gate” and compare it to the Watergate break-in. Then they can prosecute the dipwads who hacked a private email account.

FWIW, if they DIDN’T find anything legally incriminating - even in her private email account - then they just handed Palin the keys to the White House. IDIOTS! THANK YOU!!


33 posted on 09/17/2008 11:31:42 AM PDT by dandelion
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To: Domandred; George W. Bush; algore

Gee, this is hugh and series. I hope they don’t hack georgewbush@freerepublic.com or algore@freerepublic.com.


34 posted on 09/17/2008 11:32:09 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: dandelion

I agree for the most part. I hope this gets tons of attention from the MSM. The backlash will be deafening.


35 posted on 09/17/2008 11:33:28 AM PDT by The G Man (The NY Times did "great harm to the United States" - President George W. Bush 6/26/06)
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To: GraniteStateConservative
Lol. If true, did she use facebook to hold her cabinet meetings?
36 posted on 09/17/2008 11:33:47 AM PDT by BGHater (Democracy is the road to socialism.)
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To: Domandred

Check this: http://www.clevelandleader.com/node/6796

It includes photos of her family, contacts, etc. IMO, this will get her a LOT of sympathy from anyone who wouldn’t want their own email hacked.


37 posted on 09/17/2008 11:33:53 AM PDT by Genoa
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To: pnz1
What is Wikileaks and who is behind it?

Wikileaks is a website that grabs internal documents and posts them for all to see basically.

Who is behind it not sure but they don't strictly do political leaks, they also do companies, non-profits, and churches as well.

They're basically an open secrets type website.

38 posted on 09/17/2008 11:34:01 AM PDT by Domandred (McWhathisname / Palin - 2008)
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To: Tarpon
Inside job at Yahoo ... It’s happened to plenty of people. These online accounts are not safe.

Of course. No online account is safe from an administrator account with full privileges. And since there are such backdoor options to the data, hackers can get to them, too.

39 posted on 09/17/2008 11:34:43 AM PDT by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: edzo4

Its actually a felony to intercept electronic messages directed to an individual. Unless this person is very smart, they’re looking at jail time


40 posted on 09/17/2008 11:35:11 AM PDT by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: GraniteStateConservative

Maybe before you tell us all how stupid Gov. Palin is you should wait for some facts.

Like does she really use Yahoo email, does she conduct government business on Yahoo, does she post government files to Yahoo.

You’re jumping to a lot of conclusions.


41 posted on 09/17/2008 11:36:00 AM PDT by BigBobber
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To: Domandred

This looks real folks - at least at first pass.

All the zipped files including all the emails, photos, addresses and family pics are on-line at Wikileaks. Hoping this is just a very clever spoof.


42 posted on 09/17/2008 11:36:23 AM PDT by txzman (Jer 23:29)
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To: Domandred

despicable scum


43 posted on 09/17/2008 11:36:23 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: GraniteStateConservative

“I work in IT and guarding information for my company is of the highest priority. Information management can’t be left to the boobs at Yahoo.”

Yahoo is pretty well run from a tech side. Their email is more dependable than many other organizations.

Users usually bypass the official systems because they are too difficult to use or undependable. I agree she shouldn’t be using yahoo for official business but that doesn’t mean people should be blackmailing her.

It may also have been a tool to reach out to people with something easy to remember.


44 posted on 09/17/2008 11:36:26 AM PDT by driftdiver (No More Obama - The corruption has not changed despite all our hopes.)
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To: Jim Robinson

LOL!


45 posted on 09/17/2008 11:37:50 AM PDT by Hegemony Cricket (Palin Speaks - Results in Fear & Loathing on the Left, Rejoicing on the Right!)
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To: Domandred

It really burns me that so many are out to get her. We need more just like her in government.


46 posted on 09/17/2008 11:39:03 AM PDT by Colorado Doug (Now I know how the Indians felt to be sold out for a few beads and trinkets)
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To: Domandred; rdb3; Calvinist_Dark_Lord; GodGunsandGuts; CyberCowboy777; Salo; Bobsat; JosephW; ...

47 posted on 09/17/2008 11:40:15 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: TADSLOS

“Looks bogus to me.”
Leave me out of it please!


48 posted on 09/17/2008 11:40:33 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: BigBobber

Most of the ‘email’ seems to be personal in nature. Includes blurry picture of Bristol and Trig on a plane, list of emails with dates, subjects, size an all her contacts, which also appear to be real.


49 posted on 09/17/2008 11:40:40 AM PDT by txzman (Jer 23:29)
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To: trumandogz
Not a great idea for a governor with national aspirations to use a Yahoo mail accoun

Oh, so it's her fault that a felon stole her data? Talk about blaming the victim.
50 posted on 09/17/2008 11:40:49 AM PDT by Antoninus (McCain/Palin -- The winning ticket!)
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