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  • Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

    http://wikileaks.org/wiki/Sarah_Palin_Yahoo_inbox_2008

    Yeah, gov.palin@yahoo.com, hacked. Way to go there girl, using a Yahoo e-mail address as governor.
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    Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

    Originally posted by bascule View Post
    Way to go there girl, using a Yahoo e-mail address as governor.
    while i am not going to publicly utter support for breaking into any system, the attack surely illustrates the problem with use of such email services for official business.

    as stated in the article, this problem was reported in the past and no one seems to have done anything to fix the bad behavior...
    U.S. Republican Party Vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin's Yahoo email account gov.palin@yahoo.com and passed information to Wikileaks. Governor Palin has come under criticism for using private email accounts to conduct government business and in the process avoid transparency laws.
    then again, maybe the behavior (as intimated by the above quote) was not simply careless but a specifically criminal (or at the very least, underhanded) attempt to undermine government transparency and accountability.

    still... yahoo? why not just be a total douche and go with AOL or Hotmail. you'd think that at least she would have opted for a hushmail account or some SSH. what a bozo.
    "I'll admit I had an OiNK account and frequented it quite often… What made OiNK a great place was that it was like the world's greatest record store… iTunes kind of feels like Sam Goody to me. I don't feel cool when I go there. I'm tired of seeing John Mayer's face pop up. I feel like I'm being hustled when I visit there, and I don't think their product is that great. DRM, low bit rate, etc... OiNK it existed because it filled a void of what people want."
    - Trent Reznor

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    • #3
      Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

      A side note at best, topic should read Sarah Palin cracked by Anonymous. This is how the public gets confused :P </2cents>

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      • #4
        Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

        Originally posted by bascule View Post
        http://wikileaks.org/wiki/Sarah_Palin_Yahoo_inbox_2008

        Yeah, gov.palin@yahoo.com, hacked. Way to go there girl, using a Yahoo e-mail address as governor.
        Where are her people? The fact aside that the account should have never been created; the second she got the nod this account should have been closed. I can understand Barbie not understanding, but who's looking out for her.

        Anyway I'm for the other person so it does ......crack..... me up a little. Wikileaks is either down or getting hammered which in itself is disturbing.

        xor

        I also love their response, if you have these e-mails please destroy them. Yeah, good luck on that one. This shows a total lack of understanding of cyberspace by her staff. These aren't pieces of paper in a reporters desk or a file cabinet. Heeelllllooooo, why do you think they call it cyber-SPACE.
        Last edited by xor; September 17, 2008, 17:06.
        Just because you can doesn't mean you should. This applies to making babies, hacking, and youtube videos.

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        • #5
          Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

          Question:

          Where is the outrage from the supposed hacker community that criminals are being called hackers giving all of us bad names.

          Regardless of your political belief's you should be angry that someone would invade someone's privacy (this was her private account, not her actual governor account) and posted the information publicly.

          How would you feel if your private email account was raided in such a manner, private photos, phone numbers and information was posted for all to see?

          I expect some to say that you have nothing to hide, to that I say bullshit. Everyone has things that they don't want the public to see.

          You guys should be condemning the people that did this and correcting the reporters that call them hackers and pointing out that they're criminals, plain and simple. Nobody deserves to have their information posted like this.

          Personally, I don't see anything wrong with her having a yahoo account, how many of us here have yahoo accounts, gmail, hotmail, and I'm sure some here even have the odd aol account. I guess she isn't allowed to have a personal email account, since it hasn't been proven as fact that she's used it for official business.
          A third party security audit is the IT equivalent of a colonoscopy. It's long, intrusive, very uncomfortable, and when it's done, you'll have seen things you really didn't want to see, and you'll never forget that you've had one.

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          • #6
            Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

            Originally posted by streaker69 View Post
            Question:

            Where is the outrage from the supposed hacker community that criminals are being called hackers giving all of us bad names.

            Regardless of your political belief's you should be angry that someone would invade someone's privacy (this was her private account, not her actual governor account) and posted the information publicly.

            How would you feel if your private email account was raided in such a manner, private photos, phone numbers and information was posted for all to see?

            I expect some to say that you have nothing to hide, to that I say bullshit. Everyone has things that they don't want the public to see.

            You guys should be condemning the people that did this and correcting the reporters that call them hackers and pointing out that they're criminals, plain and simple. Nobody deserves to have their information posted like this.

            Personally, I don't see anything wrong with her having a yahoo account, how many of us here have yahoo accounts, gmail, hotmail, and I'm sure some here even have the odd aol account. I guess she isn't allowed to have a personal email account, since it hasn't been proven as fact that she's used it for official business.
            First streaker, I like you and respect you despite that fact you are Amish :-). Second, you only like her because she shoots :-). I know you have those pinups of her and the M16 in your basement. :-)

            I just think by virtue of her position someone(IT, Lawyers, Security, someone) should have informed her of the risk of one of these accounts. I have a boss who uses an AOL account despite the fact he has a company account to conduct his business; go figure. You can't control something outside your influence. Hosting mail is a relatively simple thing to do. Monitoring the mail is also something simple to do. These companies gmail ...etc offer NO assurance of privacy. They don't notify you of suspicious activity.

            Heck my school e-mail account was brute forced with an extremely strong password by some spammer and I never got notified until I started getting returned messages I never sent. Even then I had to call the school and tell them, aaaaa please change my password I've been compromised. On my server I watch what goes on each and every night. If I see anomalous behavior I can take steps to adjust for it.

            There have been so many high profile cases of people either getting cracked, or comprising information being forensically harvested from numerous electronic sources that she should know better.

            Anyway I believe that the group calling themselves Anonymous had nothing to do with it and are being framed by an unknown group of Scientology hackers. I know, total crap right; but I figure I'd stir the pot a little anyway.


            xor

            Ps No I don't have a gmail or other free account. I have a 1000+ user license and virtually unlimited aliases so I don't need one..
            Last edited by xor; September 17, 2008, 17:33.
            Just because you can doesn't mean you should. This applies to making babies, hacking, and youtube videos.

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            • #7
              Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

              Originally posted by xor View Post
              First streaker, I like you and respect you despite that fact you are Amish :-). Second, you only like her because she shoots :-). I know you have those pinups of her and the M16 in your basement. :-)

              I just think by virtue of her position someone(IT, Lawyers, Security, someone) should have informed her of the risk of one of these accounts. I have a boss who uses an AOL account despite the fact he has a company account to conduct his business; go figure. You can't control something outside your influence. Hosting mail is a relatively simple thing to do. Monitoring the mail is also something simple to do. These companies gmail ...etc offer NO assurance of privacy. They don't notify you of suspicious activity.

              Heck my school e-mail account was brute forced with an extremely strong password by some spammer and I never got notified until I started getting returned messages I never sent. Even then I had to call the school and tell them, aaaaa please change my password I've been compromised. On my server I watch what goes on each and every night. If I see anomalous behavior I can take steps to adjust for it.

              There have been so many high profile cases of people either getting cracked, or comprising information being forensically harvested from numerous electronic sources that she should know better.

              Anyway I believe that the group calling themselves Anonymous had nothing to do with it and are being framed by an unknown group of Scientology hackers. I know, total crap right; but I figure I'd stir the pot a little anyway.


              xor
              From this and what I've seen previously, you're basically making the argument that she deserves it because she's using a yahoo account.

              I guess women who dressed scantily in public deserve to get raped as well.

              Had criminals not directly targeted her, her personal information would be safe. What if it wasn't a yahoo account, but somewhere else? Would you guys have the same opinion, or would this be a non-story here.

              It doesn't really matter where her email was hosted at, her privacy was violated, a crime was committed and crimes do not deserve to be celebrated regardless of who they're committed against.

              I'd feel the same way if it was Saddam Hussein's or Barrack Hussein's account, it was still a crime and the criminals shouldn't be lionized because of their target.
              A third party security audit is the IT equivalent of a colonoscopy. It's long, intrusive, very uncomfortable, and when it's done, you'll have seen things you really didn't want to see, and you'll never forget that you've had one.

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                Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

                Originally posted by streaker69 View Post
                From this and what I've seen previously, you're basically making the argument that she deserves it because she's using a yahoo account.

                I guess women who dressed scantily in public deserve to get raped as well.

                Had criminals not directly targeted her, her personal information would be safe. What if it wasn't a yahoo account, but somewhere else? Would you guys have the same opinion, or would this be a non-story here.

                It doesn't really matter where her email was hosted at, her privacy was violated, a crime was committed and crimes do not deserve to be celebrated regardless of who they're committed against.

                I'd feel the same way if it was Saddam Hussein's or Barrack Hussein's account, it was still a crime and the criminals shouldn't be lionized because of their target.
                Yes I do agree with you a crime has been committed here. But then again I don't go walking into the ghetto drunk waiving $100 bills around either. Though I may get robbed, and the police will respond, I seriously doubt they will have any sympathy for me at all. In fact they mite even be mad at me for being so careless.

                What I think you are seeing from our community is the shock over the lack of common sense factor from an organization playing on a national stage level.

                xor
                Just because you can doesn't mean you should. This applies to making babies, hacking, and youtube videos.

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                • #9
                  Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

                  Originally posted by xor View Post
                  Yes I do agree with you a crime has been committed here. But then again I don't go walking into the ghetto drunk waiving $100 bills around either. Though I may get robbed, and the police will respond, I seriously doubt they will have any sympathy for me at all. In fact they mite even be mad at me for being so careless.

                  What I think you are seeing from our community is the shock over the lack of common sense factor from an organization playing on a national stage level.

                  xor
                  It was her PERSONAL account, she may have sent email to close advisers from it, regardless, it was her personal account. Do you expect her, and her people to know everything that we know about email? Why would you expect them to know the dangers of using such an account, chances are, she's used it for years and never had a problem, so she inherently trusted it.

                  To blame her or her people for using a trusted email source is just plain silly. To say that this is at all her fault is silly.

                  Again, aren't you angry, that criminals under the 'hacker' name are dragging down the entire hacker community? That's what should be making you mad, especially after all the talks at Shmoocon about changing the public's view of hackers.

                  In your analogy the police are still required to investigate the crime that's been committed. I hope that scum that committed this crime get caught and end up in the Federal-pound-you-in-the-ass-prison.
                  A third party security audit is the IT equivalent of a colonoscopy. It's long, intrusive, very uncomfortable, and when it's done, you'll have seen things you really didn't want to see, and you'll never forget that you've had one.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

                    If the thread creator wants the thread title changed s/hacked/cracked/ just say so.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

                      Bleh, that's a semantic distinction I don't typically make. You don't see me asking people who can't program in Lisp to stop calling themselves hackers.

                      Originally posted by streaker69 View Post
                      It was her PERSONAL account, she may have sent email to close advisers from it, regardless, it was her personal account. Do you expect her, and her people to know everything that we know about email?
                      Given that the account was obviously made after she became governor, I'd expect someone in her gubernatorial IT organization to have provided her with an account.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

                        Originally posted by bascule View Post
                        Bleh, that's a semantic distinction I don't typically make. You don't see me asking people who can't program in Lisp to stop calling themselves hackers.



                        Given that the account was obviously made after she became governor, I'd expect someone in her gubernatorial IT organization to have provided her with an account.
                        Okie dokie. I'll make no change to it.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

                          Originally posted by TheCotMan View Post
                          Okie dokie. I'll make no change to it.
                          Isn't that like yes, we have no bananas?

                          xor
                          Just because you can doesn't mean you should. This applies to making babies, hacking, and youtube videos.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

                            Originally posted by bascule View Post
                            Bleh, that's a semantic distinction I don't typically make. You don't see me asking people who can't program in Lisp to stop calling themselves hackers.



                            Given that the account was obviously made after she became governor, I'd expect someone in her gubernatorial IT organization to have provided her with an account.
                            I'm sure she has an account with the state government up there, but from what I'm seeing in this statement, she isn't supposed to have a personal email account?

                            I'm sure you have a work account, do you have a personal account as well? Why should she be held to a different standard just because she's a public official. I'm sure there are hundreds of public officials that have personal email accounts across dozens of different servers that we'd look down on.

                            Again, where's the outrage that a crime has committed against a public official, regardless of politics, and email hosting service, a crime has been committed. That shouldn't be celebrated and a 'blame the victim' mentality shouldn't be the primary response.

                            If your mom's account was hacked and all her personal information ended up being posted for any pervert to use, would you blame your mom as well? What if your little sister's cell phone number was posted, because of a hack, would you blame your little sister?
                            A third party security audit is the IT equivalent of a colonoscopy. It's long, intrusive, very uncomfortable, and when it's done, you'll have seen things you really didn't want to see, and you'll never forget that you've had one.

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                              Re: Sarah Palin: hacked by Anonymous

                              Originally posted by streaker69 View Post
                              I'm sure you have a work account, do you have a personal account as well?
                              I have a work e-mail address which forwards to my personal account.
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