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Palingate: The Hunt Is On For Email Hacker

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According to a Department of Justice spokesperson, there's been "investigatory activity" in Knoxville regarding the incident of Republican VP Nominee Sarah Palin's email being hacked into.

Agents busted in and broke up a party early Sunday morning at the Fort Sanders apartment David Kernell, a student at University of Tennessee.

Sources say that several agents arrived at The Commons of Knoxville apartment complex sometime around midnight. That's when they took down the names of every person at the party and spent about two hours taking pictures of everything inside.

Talk about a way to ruin a good night!

Even more suspicious is the fact that witnesses say Kernell and his friends fled the apartment, while his three roommates were subpoenaed.

And, in an even bigger twist, Kernell is the son of the Democratic state rep from Memphis, Mike Kernell.

That revelation has right wing-ers believing that the Democratic Party was behind it all.

So how did the suspected "hacker" get caught?

Turns out someone on an online forum, under the name "Rubico", admitted to hacking into Palin's account.

IDIOT!

Bragging about illegal activities is never smart.

His username was traced to his email which has, for the moment, linked him to the college student in Tennessee.

And, even if it's true, and he did "hack" into Palin's account by entering public information into her security questions, who should really be at fault?

The "hacker"? Yahoo security for making their questions too general? Or Palin for being stupid enough to enter easily found answers to her security questions?

What do U think?

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80 comments to “Palingate: The Hunt Is On For Email Hacker”



  1. 1

    Whatever.



  2. 2

    Shady democrats…..



  3. 3

    Big titty contest ,2 pages back!



  4. 4

    Attention Democratic voters:
    Please read the sentence in BOLD above….
    A new low, indeed.



  5. 5

    you're so DUMB, why is her fault the democratic party is trying o find whatever they can on her, desperate and pathetic, stop playing favoritism, slowly day by day I am coming less to your site, what will you do when no one will come anymore because of ur stupidity?



  6. 6

    snore



  7. 7

    Palin is stupid!



  8. 8

    I know lots of people who could hack into a yahoo account. Not shocking.



  9. 9

    What do I think? I think, by saying she's wearing too much makeup, which she's not, you're happy with a president that can give style over substance. You should have been overjoyed with Bush. Wait…you don't like bush. Nevermind.



  10. 10

    Sounds like a young Democrat was smarter than an older Republican. LOL



  11. 11

    Nail that bastard's ass. And if his Democratic Daddy put him up to it; nail that bastard's ass too.



  12. 12

    and………let the games begin



  13. 13

    Enough on Palin! Tina Fey said it all. Vote Obama/Biden in November!

  14. kjen says – reply to this


    14

    I think the dumbass should get some sort of punishment, it's an invasion of privacy no matter how you look at it. I don't think the Dems were behind it, just some young dork with too much time on his hands.



  15. 15

    WHOOAH!



  16. 16

    There we go with people not wanting to take responsibility for their actions. The blame is always being laid on some one else. Palin for having e-mail accounts, yahoo, Gah, could it not be the dipshit who invaded her privacy? And all this bullshit about her having yahoo, who cares what provider she has. If you are a regular joe do you not want to have your e-mail be as secure as possible? Or is security only for politicians? Yes, she should have picked a different password, but people shouldn't be so petty as to invade someones personal life and privacy in the first place.
    .



  17. 17

    Innocent till proven guilty, right?



  18. 18

    "As we spokesperson, there's been "investigatory activity" in Knoxville regarding the whole incident." WTF! Use spell check fucktard. Read everything before you post it. This story doesnt make any sense in the beginning. You now, it's ok to do it once in a while but you do it every other fucking post…



  19. 19

    Oh Perez, good investigative reporting would mention the kid's name in the first sentence or two, no? Not 'Kernell, son of Mike Kernell'.



  20. 20

    idk..
    The whole thing just cracks me up.



  21. 21

    Re: harrybalsac – LOL!



  22. 22

    i think they should put the boy in the slammer and throw away the key! ok i really don't believe that…but…i do know it sucks when you get hacked. my myspace was hacked once and that was not fun.



  23. 23

    The hacker is at fault. No, she shouldn't have made her answers so easy to guess, but he shouldn't have been trying to hack into her account. Don't blame the victim.

  24. lover says – reply to this


    24

    HOW CONVEEEEEEEEEEENIENT THAT THEY ARE LINKING IT BACK TO SOMEONE INVOLVED WITH THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY! THE HACKER, BEING SMART ENOUGH TO KNOW HOW TO HACK, IS PROBABLY SMART ENOUGHT NOT TO BRAG ABOUT IT!!! THE REPUBLICANS ARE FRAMING SOMEONE IN ORDER TO PUT THE HEAT ON THE DEMOCRATS TO CREATE YET ANOTHER SMOKESCREEN FOR THEIR SHITEOUS ACTIVITIES!!! IT IS SOOOOOOOOO OBVIOUS!!!!!!!! THE REPUB'S ARE PSYCHOTIC KILLERS, YET THEY WANT WOMEN TO KEEP PREGNANCIES WHEN THEY HAVE BEEN RAPED. IT'S PERFECTLY FINE, TO THEM, TO GO AND KILL HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE IN OTHER COUNTRIES, BUT ONE FETUS ,THAT IS THE RESULT OF A RAPE, IS PRECIOUS AND DESERVES SAVING?!?! I THINK ABORTION IS DISGUSTING, BUT UNFORTUNATELY A NECESSARY OPTION AT TIMES. ALSO, IF REPUBLICANS WANT 'PRO-LIFE' THEN THEY WILL NEED TO UP WELFARE…DUH!!! MOST WOMEN HAVE ABORTIONS BECAUSE THEY CAN'T AFFORD TO HAVE A BABY ALONE, AND 80% OF PREGNANCIES THAT OCCUR IN THIS COUNTRY, THE GUY WALKS AWAY. MEN NEED TO BE TAUGHT CHIVALRY AND RESPONSIBILITY IN SCHOOLS, WOMEN NEED TO BE TAUGHT ABOUT SELF RESPECT AND RESPONSIBILITY. THESE ARE THINGS THAT WILL TAKE A LONG TIME TO IMPLEMENT, IF EVER…SO ABORTION IS AN UNFORTUNATELY NECESSARY OPTION TO KEEP AVAILABLE. I UNDERSTAND SOMEONE THINKING IT IS A BAD THING, BUT NOT SOMEONE WHO BELIEVES IN WAR!!!!!!! REPUBLICANS ARE HYPOCRITES AND EVIL!!!!!



  25. 25

    Re: Melissa is always right – lol.. judgment!!! here she comes again..



  26. 26

    …unless someone is going to hacker head off, i don't give a f*ck…here's my IP address…"Still Crazy After All These Years".



  27. 27

    oh give me a break if it was the other way around and someone was hacking in "Brack's" account you would be all for a public hanging.



  28. 28

    Why isn't anyone talking about the fact that it is illegal to conduct government business over personal e-mail? This is a perfect example of why it is illegal.



  29. 29

    bored to death with this story - far more interesting would be if you reviewed the issue of John McCain and the intentional "wet-start" of his plane that cost well over 100 LIVES OF HIS CREWMEN on the USS Forrester.
    -
    -while the INJURED but ALIVE crewmen were waiting to be transferred to another boat for medical attention, McCain with DADDY'S help was airlifted immediately to another location - why?
    -
    Why would McCain - who was not injured - be AIRLIFTED elsewhere - the only people that DIED and were injured where ALL - REPEAT ALL - behind his plane that he intentionally "reved up" so it would have a flaming backfire (that's what a wet-start is).
    -
    To all - google McCain and Forrester - Navy incident - wet-start — and pick whichever source you want to read — there are certainly enough sites out there about this - pick anyone you want to read - but the best are probably the YouTube clips from THE MEN WHO WERE ACTUALLY THERE.



  30. 30

    Typical Liberal. Don't blame the person that actually did it, blame the victim because she is a Republican. You are such a dumb ass Perez.



  31. 31

    she is the idiot, of course!



  32. 32

    I would be soooo fired if I dare to jeopardize work sensitive information in a public email service. lol.. You got to be dumb to let this happen to you and be totally clueless on technology.. but what's new? the woman can see Russia from her backyard. So literally anything can be expected from this witch.

    Next we will hear the woman sharing defense info on comcast. And thanks good it was hacked in the US and not offshore where US laws can't be enforced in any way shape or form. The women spells out IRRESPONSIBILITY for what I know.



  33. 33

    Any ass hat who can't secure their own email has no business in any way responsible for national security. She's an imbecile and needs to go back to hunting moose.



  34. 34

    Re: erhg74 – See y'all, I WAS right!!! I noted this yesterday, you are addicted to Melissa the Righty. You will stalk my posts from her until eternity.



  35. 35

    this is a distraction from the real issues affecting our country and fellow citizens.



  36. 36

    Can't blame all democrats for what some moron decided to do. If that's the case we should blame all republicans for those rednecks down in florida trying to assasinate Obama



  37. 37

    .
    TO ALL THOSE WHO WANT TO BLAME THE "SO CALLED" DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS FOR THE COUNTRY'S WOES, BOTH FINANCIAL AND OTHERWISE!!!
    .
    NUMBER ONE!
    THE DEMOCRATIC "MAJORITY" IS BASICALLY A 50-50 SPLIT BETWEEN THE DEMOS AND THE REPUBLICANS, RENDERING IT POWERLESS TO MAKE POLICY WHEN THE INHERENT POWERS OF THE PRESIDENCY ARE CONSIDERED–EVEN UNDER A WEAKLING LIKE BUSH!
    .
    NUMBER TWO!
    WHILE RIGHT-WING EXTREMISTS MAY ENJOY PUMMELING NANCY PELOSI WHO IS A QUOTE SAN FRANCISCO DEMOCRAT END QUOTE AND HARRY REID, A DEMOCRAT FROM SIN CITY LAS VEGA$, THEY EACH HAVE MORE EXPERIENCE AND LEADERSHIP ABILITY THAN THE REVLON "PLUM RAISIN" LIPSTICK WEARING PIG FROM ALASKA!!!!!
    .
    AND… IF ANYBODY WANTS TO DEFEND THIS CHICK GO AHEAD–AS LONG AS YOU CAN DOCUMENT YOU EVEN HEARD OF HER BEFORE MCCAIN ANNOUNCED HER AS HIS CHOICE.
    .
    .
    REMEMBER DARLINGS–LIPSTICK WEARING PIGS ARE STILL PIGS!
    .



  38. 38

    Palin for using Yahoo! email instead of her official government e-mail account like she was supposed to. Trying to keep her "official" government e-mail off of her official government e-mail account was a hack waiting to happen. She has an official government e-mail account with security for a reason.



  39. 39

    Re: LettyB – HEY SUGAR!



  40. 40

    Re: Melissa is always right – Melissa you should kiss the bratt's ass and buy him a gift. lol :P



  41. 41


  42. 42

    Now the republicans will blame one entire party for one idiot's wrong doing!!!



  43. 43

    Re: Melissa is always right – post 34- I'm a witness!



  44. 44

    i live in knoxville and the guy in question most likely did it. but he didn't do it as a conspiracy from the democratic party. just a really computer smart yet lacking common sense, bored college student!



  45. 45

    Re: erhg74 – Whateverrrr that is supposed to mean??? You are the one who seeks me out, and you conveniently avoid that point there pal.



  46. 46

    Browser problems.. back.. my point Melissa. Instead of scarifying the bratt you should go out and get him a gift or something.

    Thanks to the Bratt her irresponsible act of having a horrid, huge security hole in her account was discovered. Of course the kid did not know better, he should have disguise his ip or do it from any server out the US, even a cyber caffe would have done the trick. But the kid is not directly responsible for the failures of this illiterate witch.

  47. Sal says – reply to this


    47

    Good!!! Go get the,/ It is not right to hack into anyones page.



  48. 48

    Search YouTube: Giuliani Responds to Sarah Palin Watching Tina Fey on SNL and then go sample on iTunes Miniature Tigers - Tell It to the Volcano, it's one of the best albums of the year and the album cover is my avatar.

    Thanks!



  49. 49

    She's got some serious Mommy Dearest eyebrows going on there!

    It makes me laugh when people talk about shady democrats after the last eight years of republicans basically running their own tax payer financed crime syndicate. They're stealing from you too! Grow some balls and stop parroting the party line like the trained dimwits they think you are. You think your party leaders respect you? They don't even want you educated. Please.



  50. 50

    Re: erhg74 – No dumbass, he committed a crime. Big difference. Typical Lib answer though, blame the one who was violated. That makes about as much sense as blaming the woman who wore the short skirt out to a bar and later was raped.



  51. 51

    Re: LULU~* – #29

    That is a lie which has already been discredited by factcheck.org - why don't you start there. Or, you can Google to your heart's content and read conspiracy theories.



  52. 52

    No one has a right to hack into to someones email and it's no surprise it's the son of a Democratic State Rep, The kid probably thought he was being a Cool Kid hopefully the idiot will learn his lesson locked up in Federal prision for 10yrs!
    -
    And the funniest part is they found nothing in her emails, cause she has nothing to hide!!!



  53. 53

    Re: lover
    Oh please, yeah because there's just No Way it could have been a Democrat who did it, they are all just so wonderful and amazing, they'd never do that??????? In fact Us Republicans hacked into it just so we could pretend a deocrat did it, it's one big giant conspiracy theory isn't it! Get a clue, who else would do it!



  54. 54

    I think her makeup looks good =) Love the color on her lips. And her eyes look great.

  55. lover says – reply to this


    55

    Re: Leona$ Gho$t – I LOVE YOU!!! I LOVE SMART PEOPLE!!! IT'S NICE TO SEE ONE COMMENTING HERE!!!



  56. 56

    Re: Leona$ Gho$t
    Gosh you're so "Pathetic" is all you know how to do is copy and paste the same stupid post 20x in every blog, can you write something new, Stop sucking Nacy Shitloski's Tit!



  57. 57

    Internet hackers are the problem, whether they be solo misanthropes, young braniacs without a conscience, mafiosi looking for account passwords, or terrorists generating random destruction. My experience has been that most people's computers are awash with viruses, unnoticed and unsuspected until the poor computer can't even run any more, or they have had their credit card hacked, or their identity pirated, or their private email violated like Ms. Palin. If nothing else, this is a pretty accurate barometer of the state of evolution of planet earth, that no one is safe, no property is secure, and no one's privacy or dignity is respected. The hackers have revealed the truth about themselves, and about everything else.



  58. 58

    MY ADVICE to whoever did the hacking or helped them:

    REFUSE TOI COOPERATE with any investigation, just like Sarah did on troopergate.



  59. 59

    Re: my post above: TOI=TO (dang it! took same internet class as John McC)



  60. 60

    Perez you idiot. Who's at fault? The kid committed a a felony. Why is that so hard for you.



  61. 61

    Who should be at fault? Are you kidding? The person that should be and IS at fault is the idiot that broke the law! You're kidding here, right? You really aren't that much of a moron, Perez.



  62. 62

    Why would this ho be at fault? Who here writes emails expecting them to be hacked into and stolen? This stupid little shit is at fault and he should be thrown in jail for braggin about it. His father, should be banned from politics for life. Well, everyone in politics should be banned. They're all crooked, all lairs, and all about themelves.

    Remember, if she had an email account with www.bigstring.com, no one would be reporting on this right now because it woulda never happened. When will people who have something to hide learn?



  63. 63

    Re: lover

    Since when does a "smart" criminal brag about their crimes? idiot



  64. 64

    eh, it's Watergate of the 21st century… So, let's call it even now.



  65. 65

    Let's look at it this way, if it were me, it would probably be considered negligence and lack of security on my part and I would be responsible for this occurring. Why can't we do the same for Palin. It sucks but it may actually get the man to do something about it.



  66. 66

    die bitch die!!!!!!!!

  67. z says – reply to this


    67

    I think the person who committed illegal activities is ultimately at fault. DUH! Don't let your liberal bias get in the way of your thinking Perez.



  68. 68

    Just because your window is open, does not mean it is your fault some asshole comes in your house and robs you,,,
    This asshole hacked Palin because he is a criminal, the "ACT" of hacking is criminal
    I hate when people defend criminals,,, also ,, just because a woman has on a halter top does not mean she wants ass-raped,,
    I'm just saying,,,



  69. 69

    Re: Melissa is always right

    did you REALLY just compare hacking an email to getting raped? that's ridiculous.



  70. 70

    but it's also illegal to conduct government business on personal emails. lynch em both.



  71. 71

    Re: edwin james #69 – NOT what I insinuated AT all, that guy's response was silly, had you gone back and read what I replied to you'd have gotten it. Was pointing out how people are blaming Sarah Palin, she is only guilty of trusting Yahoo too much I guess. I'm not such an asshole that I would compare the violation of rape to the violation of one's privacy.

  72. MP says – reply to this


    72

    The hacker is blaming Yahoo and Sarah Palin for his actions?? That's ridiculous. Just for saying that I'd add another year to his prison sentence. What ever happened to personal responsibility? Hacker made his felonious bed, now he has to lie in it.



  73. 73

    It's the RNC's fault for getting this ordinary backwoods dingbat that has of all things a Yahoo email account for use in the office, to run for VP. Who does that??? No funds for a secure server in the office? I'm sure a few of us know people who have broken into their boyfriend's/girlfriend's email account? examples were given on the Tyra show; come on people!!! What's your mother's maiden name? What's the name of your favorite pet? What city were you born in? Do you live in? Who is dumb enough to answer with the right answers!!! Is Yahoo gonna do a background check if you don't answer correctly and not give you an email account??? This person isn't even a "hacker"; just someone who was savvy enough to figure out her stupid answers!!!



  74. 74

    Re: LULU~*
    #29
    I think you need to get your facts straight. The accident was caused by a piece of Ground Support Equipment. The exhaust from the "huffer" was blowing in a missile. The heat caused the weapon to go off, causing explosions, which created the domino effect. Back then the only people that were trained to fight fires were the fire fighters. When the "alarm" was sounded the fire fighter all went in to try to put the fire out. Explosions ended up killing the first responders, which were all the fire fighters. Nobody really knew how to put it out after that, that's why there was so much damage and casualties. Because of that incident, every sailor has fire fighter training. Every sailor is a fire fighter. I think actual military docs are more accurate than google. Next time have a clue before you make false accusations. Get out of your mom's basement and do something with your life.



  75. 75

    hag-adelic! what a c-ntface - i'd be scared of crossing that byatch & her henchmen!



  76. 76

    I am go to UT. It's crazy that something so big is happening in such a small town. Who woulda thought The Commons of all places!!! That's crazy.



  77. 77

    that's where i live!!! that's so crazy. i remember reading about it happening on this site and now where i live is on here!!



  78. 78

    WoW ~ Give this picture a second look. Doesn't she resemble a "spaced-out Britney" from a few months back?
    :l
    I bet if you pulled off Sarah Palin's wal-mart wig, you would find a big old shaved head under there.
    :l



  79. 79

    The bigger issue should be her e-mail contact for Track_44. She is allowing her son to make a mockery of his lawbreaking, since he was involved in the vandalism of "44" school buses in Alaska, which cost the taxpayers $10,000.00 and put the safety of children at risk. You can argue that the number "44" might mean something else, but you would be a fool not to realize that Sarah Palin and John McCain are both fraudulent in presenting a public image of who they really are.
    :l



  80. 80

    IL Chic [10] says: Sounds like a young Democrat was smarter than an older Republican. LOL
    :l
    High-Five on that. PalmSlam~
    :l