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Sarah Palin’s yahoo email account(s) were hacked and posted on the internet. To avoid mild paranoia over what you sent/have sent here’s a guide to what has gone down. Okay, let’s start with the culprit. Lovable LOLcats creator (supposedly) a.k.a. Anonymous.

The Culprit

LOL Cats/Hacker

LOL Cats/Hacker

/b/ from 4chan (Radar)

For the record, an (anonymous) representative of Anonymous denies that the group is responsible for the Palin e-mail hack, instead blaming it on “/b/ from 4chan, a group that posts anonymously and creates Internet mayhem and mischief.” (4chan was one of the early proponents of both the Rickrolling and the LOLcat memes.)

What the AP is saying…

Apparently, the AP was asked by the secret service to return the leaked copies but the AP didn’t comply. Not sure why they’d need them back besides as a political gesture. Gawker has an awesome post on the confusion.

What the techie’s are saying…

Sarah Palin’s Email Hackers’ Sloppy Work Could Lead to Their Arrests (Gizmodo)

Reactions

Why Did Palin Have A Shadowy Email Account, Again? (Gawker)
Why Sarah Palin’s Hacked Email is Our Beeswax (Jossip)

“Were some kids over in 4chan really able to log into VP candidate’s private email? Shouldn’t there be some sort of protection against that sort of stuff? Is it any of our business who Sarah Palin emails? Who even has a Yahoo account anymore? Agh, so many questions, so little answers,”

Sarah Palin’s “Private” Email Hacked (Comedy Central)

See other blogger reactions (Blogrunner)

Blogger’s worst nightmare: law and politics

Gawker

Gawker

Sarah Palin Emails: Gawker Should Be Imprisoned Forever, Says Everyone Except Lawyers (Gawker)

Freedom of Information Act (National Security Archive)

Personally, I stopped sending emails that I didn’t feel comfortable sending after I mistakenly decided to take hold of my destiny and write an ex declaring my undying affection for him. I was going through a “telenovela” stage. Waiting for a response may have been the most anxious-ridden two days of my life. What can I say? I’m a blogger. We’re wired for stress. Now it’s out there and when I run for prom queen of the world/Vice President nobody will have anything on me. Gah, email’s so political.

LINKS:

Palin doesn’t like to share her emails (MSNBC)
Photo: Sarah Palin’s Emails (BuzzFeed)
Visit Wikileads so you can catch the scandal before it falls through the cracks (Wikileads)
Yahoo doesn’t say anything special (Yahoo)

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