Script Kiddies in Trouble
Note to script kiddies: it’s probably not a good idea to break into a vice presidential candidate’s email account. Lawmaker’s son indicted in Palin e-mail hacking.
WASHINGTON – A federal grand jury has indicted the son of a Democratic Tennessee state lawmaker in connection with the hacking of the e-mail account of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
David Kernell, 20, of Knoxville, Tenn., the son of state Rep. Mike Kernell, was scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge C. Clifford Shirley, according to a statement from the Justice Department.
There wasn’t any “hacking” involved in this case, though. He allegedly just guessed at the Yahoo security questions and succeeded in changing the account password.