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September 18, 2008

The Hacker Got Palin's Yahoo Account from the Democrats' Release of Her Personal Information -- With an Assist from the Washington Post

Remember when the Democrats improperly released that big file on Palin containing much of her personal information? Including most of her Social Security number?

They released Palin's Yahoo account identification, and the Washington Post printed it. On September 10th.

Whoops: Actually, the WaPo printed the very close address gov.sarah@yahoo.com -- and it only takes a minor guess to then try gov.palin@yahoo.com, which was the hacked account.

Mary Katharine Ham actually alerted me to this two minutes after I posted, but I've been working on something else and said, "Meh, I don't give a fuck. Close enough." (I never lied to you -- much.)

Now I see Allah is mentioning my error, so I guess I have to note it.

What am I working on?

Oh, I'm not working on anything per se. I am in the loop, though, on a moderately sized story which will likely be picked up by the MSM. Done by one of the blogosphere's own. It's not Rathegate II, as I first thought, but it's big-ish.

Someone, somewhere, is going to have to answer some questions.

Developing...



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