Sarah Palin’s Yahoo email account is hacked

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

If you have been living in a cave since 29th August, you may have missed the news that US Presidential hopeful John McCain has chosen an Alaskan moose-burger-eating lipstick-wearing hockey mum as his running mate. Oh, and she’s Governor of Alaska too.

Sarah Palin, like many other officials and business workers, uses email and the internet extensively to communicate, keep herself updated and schedule her activities. It was no surprise, therefore, to learn in the newspapers earlier this week that she has a web-email address, gov.palin@yahoo.com.

Word now reaches us that hackers claim to have broken into Sarah Palin’s Yahoo account and posted examples of her emails, addresses of her contacts, and…

Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus 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 security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.