How Palin's Email Was Hacked

Amanda Carpenter
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Posted: Sep 18, 2008 5:14 PM
Various reports say the hacker who stole Sarah Palin's email data exploited the "forgot your password" function on Yahoo's email account.

The hacker was able to reset Palin's email by simply guessing the answers to basic questions about her hometown, zip code and date of birth.

Update: The Tennessean confirms Democratic State Rep. Mike Kernell's 20-year old son David is in custody for the hacking. 

David is currently a student at the University of Tennessee and appears to have authored this short-lived blog. Here is a portion of one of his three entries:
 i am not going to be a hipicrit here and say im "fair and balanced" like FOX news, it is imposible to do so, we are humans and are very falable, but less than perfect is better than nothing, its much like limits in calculus, you can get infintely close to the variable but it is impossible to reach it. Also, this is intertwined a bit with my expriences because most of our behaviors are formed by scociety and our experienes. My name is David KernellI am 15 a white cacasian male i live in memphis, TN. My favorite and only hobby is chess, more like an obsession. I am not afraid to say that i have acute depression and have been institutionalized twice, one at th age of 9 in Texas and one this past year. I have been strugleing with this for my entire life and have finally come to the conclusion that being stoic in most of life's issues is of the untmost importance.