We’ve said before here that nothing on the Internet is private. And while Governor Palin’s use of Yahoo email accounts to mix personal and state government communications to circumvent open government is wrong, hacking is also a crime and wrong.
To wit, even the best hackers leave digital fingerprints behind that good computer forenisc programs can find.Â And now, the hacker who exposed Sarah Palin’s Yahoo email via a challenge-response hack, has been discoveredÂ and indicted for the crime.\
More after the jump:
From the story:
David Kernell, 20, the son of Tennessee Democrat Mike Kernell, chairman of the state’s Government Operations Committee, has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
It is believed David Kernell turned himself in to police and his father has already told reporters he did not know anything about his sonâ€™s alleged hacking.
Mrs Palin’s Yahoo email account was hacked in September, causing details of her private emails and addresses to be published.
This is not stuff you slap a kid on the wrist with.Â Hacking is a serious crime. Better to beat McCain/Palin via our ideas than by tactics such as this.Â