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Student goes to federal prison for hacking Sarah Palin's e-mail

By Emil ยท 24 replies
Jan 13, 2011
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  1. David Kernell, the former University of Tennessee student convicted of hacking Sarah Palin's e-mail account, has entered federal prison. His term in the minimum security facility in Ashland, Kentucky will last a year and a day, according to the BBC.

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  2. nik11105

    nik11105 TS Enthusiast Posts: 73

    Haaaaa Haaaaa Stupid hill billeys :(
  3. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,124   +1,617

    Sucks to be him.
  4. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,377   +67

    Damn fool...
  5. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,007   +18

    "You know, minimum-security prison is no picnic. I have a client in there right now. He says the trick is: kick someone's *** the first day, or become someone's *****. Then everything will be all right."
  6. NickV

    NickV TS Rookie

    hahaha so funny
  7. Prosercunus

    Prosercunus TS Maniac Posts: 269   +109

    Gotta love punk kids getting a huge kick in the ***/reality check. Maybe he will sell his Che Guevara shirts after he gets out of prison.
  8. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,924   +712

    "Palin and her daughter testified at the trial to the hardships and stress caused by the hacking. " If only it could have resulted in pain and suffering, does any one really care about Sarah Palin anyways?
  9. Lurker101

    Lurker101 TS Evangelist Posts: 850   +386

    Not really. Go over to the BBC link and you'll find just how much of a joke this case really is. If it were anyone else the kid had hacked, he would've just been sent to a halfway house. To make it even more ridiculous Sarah Palin had suggested the incident was the reason she failed to reach the White House.
  10. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,674

    She might have made it. The US is notorious for putting the dumbest candidates in charge :p. Also the kid did show she was violating transparency laws.
  11. kids has balls for doing it.

    Why do people think they can sit on a computer and do **** like this and no one will find you?

    Next time go to a foreign country and do the hack lol.
  12. EDO219

    EDO219 TS Rookie Posts: 212

    ... and yet Palin conveniently ignores warrantless wiretapping by the U.S. government on its citizens. When a government employee monitors her email account it is seen not as Orwellian, but as a patriotic effort to prevent terrorism. When a citizen performs the same task to check the honesty of the potential future V.P. of the most powerful nation in the world, then it is seen as an emotionally devastating invasion of privacy worthy of a year in prison.

    Please, diva, spare us your crocodile tears and hypocrisy.
  13. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,270   +91

    I don't feel bad for the kid nor for Palin.
  14. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Guru Posts: 456   +40

    But... it was for a school project...
  15. vangrat

    vangrat TS Rookie Posts: 223

    Gotta love office space.
  16. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +13

    You didn't know Sarah Palin was a hypocrite the second you saw her mug? I could tell she was a stupid soccer mom BEFORE I found out she was a stupid soccer mom.
  17. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,891   +2,218

    I wish this was facebook so i could like that comment...
  18. so it even says "He did so by answering a series of security questions that gave him access to her private inbox" and tbh answering security questions isn't hacking no matter what lol ****ing retards dont even know what hacking means!
  19. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 3,493   +1,295

    I was thinking that, its not technically hacking by any stretch of the imagination, its just simple guess work which if, she was stupid enought to use publicly known answers (by the comments above I assume she is that stupid) then it would be as simple as a few google searches for such things as "mother's maiden name" or "date of birth". Its not hacking. Just easy guess work by the sounds of things.

    Although I feel sorry for the kid I guess he shouldn't have really done this, but an entire year is a bit extreme for her stupidity? That and he uncovered the fact she was breaking laws herself...

    OUTLAWXXX TS Rookie Posts: 51

    jUSTICE SYSTEM working for big money interest and religious/republican people AGAIN!

    This was a noob hack although he is an ***** for trying to claim fame for it...
  21. Why is it that Sarah Palin turns so many into Girlie boys at the mere mention of her name?

    What does Saray Palin have to do with wiretapping?

    Glad to see this dude get some time for violating someone's privacy...or is that only a bad thing
    to you girlie boys on this board if your privacy is violated?
  22. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +13

    Uh oh, offended soccer mom. Duck for cover!
  23. AnonymousSurfer

    AnonymousSurfer TS Guru Posts: 456   +40

    Chuck Norris eats Sarah Palin for breakfast.
  24. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,377   +67

    Wooow steady on there bud, some people might chase you down for comments like that :haha:
  25. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 744   +13

    I hear Sarah Palin "fans" are as bad as Twilight fans. I should make sure there are no flasks of acid nearby in case an offended high school girl decides to pour it on my face.

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