Memphis Lawmaker's Son Investigated for Palin Hacking

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  1. Revmitchell

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    State Rep. Mike Kernell has confirmed to 600WREC's Mike Fleming that his 20-year-old son is the one being mentioned in earlier published reports that state he has been contacted by authorities investigating the hacking of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's e-mail account.


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    I suspected it was a kid (not that I judge him guilty) or a group of kids since hacking someone's email account. I hope they discourage other kids from trying to top his achievement.
     
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    Palin Hacker Speaks from Shadows

    Details emerged Thursday behind the break-in of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's e-mail account, including a first-hand account suggesting it was vulnerable because a hacker was able to impersonate her online to obtain her password.

    The hacker guessed that Alaska's governor had met her husband in high school, and knew Palin's date of birth and home Zip code. Using those details, the hacker tricked Yahoo Inc.'s service into assigning a new password, "popcorn," for Palin's e-mail account, according to a chronology of the crime published on the Web site where the hacking was first revealed.

    The FBI and Secret Service launched a formal investigation Wednesday. Yahoo declined to comment Thursday on details of the investigation, citing Palin's privacy and the sensitivity of such investigations.


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    a kid? 20 years old is an adult, and given most young men at that age have an over abundence of stupid in their system and lack of common sense (i know i did)...you should know right from wrong. But even the slightest amount of common sense should suggest that hacking into the email account of someone who has Secret Service protection probably isn't the best idea.
     
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    Even a 20 yr old knows hacking is illegal, much less a VP candidate, which is really stupid.
     
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    It may not be so stupid if you are a state reps son
     
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    I meant kid in the mind but you guys are right, he should have known better.
     
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    You were obviously very wrong.
     

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