2008 Stupid Hack
posted by September 22 at 17:01 PMon
I’ve accidentally dignified—or denigrated—that kid is alleged to have broken into Sarah Palin’s email account. Hacker? Hardly, says our info systems administrator…
Compromising Palin’s Yahoo email account was just a matter of knowing the email address, and being able to guess that “Wasilla high” was what she’d entered as the place she’d met her husband, both of which were in the public record. Yahoo deserves some scorn on this point. This was less a hack than the result of pushing on a door and watching it swing open.