FBI searches apartment of suspected Sarah Palin hacker

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Early yesterday, the FBI served a search warrant at the apartment of a university student widely suspected of being involved in the Sarah Palin email hack.

According to reports, early on Sunday morning FBI agents arrived at 20-year-old David Kernell’s apartment in the city of Knoxville, Tennessee, interrupting a student party.

Kernell, who is studying at the University of Tennessee, and the son of state democratic representative Mike Kernell, has been widely named across the internet as being potentially linked to the hacking.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the cybersecurity industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of cybersecurity, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter, Mastodon, Bluesky, or drop him an email.