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    Hackers have broken in to the e-mail of the US Republican vice-presidential candidate, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin....A group called Anonymous has claimed responsibility for the hacking of Mrs Palin's Yahoo e-mail.

    And received in email:

    /b/ is claiming responsibility for the Palin webmail hack

    and, spotted in the wild, the following, which cracks me up (bold type belongs to the friend who found it and showed it to me):


    Anonymous 09/18/08(Thu)02:10:32 No.85894685 [Reply]

    O'Reilly is awesome, I watch his ass every night, and though I don't agree with everything he says about /b/, some faggot didn't have to fake fess up to hacking Palin's shit and you fags need to leave people alone, you dont see us trying to lynch Obama or send text messages to the guy who drives Biden's train.
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    Anonymous is like a Savant ADHD child with the worst split personality disorder ever. The main issue is that even Anonymous isn't responsible for Anonymous' actions.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2008 edited
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    Yeah. It was /b/.

    The funny thing is, though, that it wasn't even much of a hack. Some guy just answered the 'what's your mother's maiden name, what zip code region do you live in etc?' questions and got himself sent the password.

    As a result of this, one of the Anons who's had his identity revealed as a result of applying for a protest permit has recieved a couple of death threats and also various enquires from journalists, a few asking for comments, but the majority requesting various other celebrity/politician's mailboxes be hacked too.
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    I bet Anonymous will hack some voting machines on Election Day and win a state for Ron Paul or Longcat.
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    Longcat is looooooooong on rhetoric but where is he on policy?
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    you know the difference between longcat and a pitbull?


    ones a dog, ones a cat. what did you think i would say?
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      CommentAuthorWillow Bl00
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2008 edited
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    The best part of this to me is that she had supposedly been using her personal e-mail to avoid supoenas on her government communications actually obtaining useful information. Makes me think my hope in tech bringing a level playing field might be slightly realistic.
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    Can you imagine the poor 20 year old staffer who had to explain this to McCain's neolithic brain?

    "Ah, Senator, it appears that Governor Palin's private e-mail account has been hacked"

    "Er...Hacked? Oh god, is she hurt?"
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    Well, what does one expect with a "yahoo" account? Perhaps she craps in a field and drinks out of puddles.


    This is a bigger story than the Cern hack? Stupid world.
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    Longcat is looooooooong on rhetoric but where is he on policy?


    I think we have a winrar.
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    Yea the real issue here is the fact that she was circumventing the Freedom of Information Act in Alaska. Basically using a personal email account to do public business so that no one would be able to see what she was doing behind the scenes. I mean for someone who has only been in politics since 1994 (she initially ran for city council in order to get a sports arena in Wasilla for her kids to be able to play hockey) she has so far shown that she is vicious and cunning and slippery. Which is why she was chosen in my opinion. No one loves a bitch, but everyone loves a bitch who looks fuckable and even to my young liberal eyes (and dick) they got atleast that one thing right. Over here in America we should seriously be looking at how this self proclaimed hockey mom does business.
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      CommentAuthorNygaard
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2008
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    She was using a private account for official business to circumvent official record keeping? Outside banana republics where El Presidente spends his mornings feeding photomodels to the crocodiles and fucking wilderbeest carcasses, that's a really, really fucking serious thing to do. Career suicide level serious.

    How soon can be she removed from the ballot? From office? Will it happen, or will the term "Mickey Mouse-democracy" be entering my newspapers again?
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    There's a lot of commotion going on right now about a WinRar file that supposedly contains all of the emails in screencaped JPEG form and txt document form. It has multiple password layers though, so nobody has been able to completely open it yet. Knowing Anon, this could just be one long goose chase.

    It was just confirmed that the whole thing was a rick roll. Fuckers...
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    I don't know how I feel about Anonymous getting involved with something like this. Yes, it's kind of funny, and yes, Palin was hiding something from the people, but this isn't what Anon was about before. I was under the impression (I could be entirely wrong. Somebody correct me if I am.) that Anon was strictly anti-Scientology. Screwing around with government officials seems like it will alienate a lot of people from going to future protests.
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2008
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    Well, as was stated before, Anonymous isn't really in charge of Anonymous. I think a better way to say it would be that Anonymous is not a group, but a tool, which anyone can use for any purpose they see fit. People can continue to use Anonymous for anti-CoS purposes, and still use it to go after Palin, and anyone else they see fit.
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    Anonymous is pretty content destroying anything just for shits and giggles. They aren't limited to any target and they just started out as an image board that attracted pranksters with the same mentality. I think the whole CoS thing was just a group of Anon that took the mission of destroying the CoS to heart.
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      CommentAuthorobliterati
    • CommentTimeSep 18th 2008
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    Anyone remember <a target="_blank" href="http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2004/01/22/infiltration_of_files_seen_as_extensive/">this</a>?
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    The leak has been traced to David Kernell, son of Mark Kernell (D-TN)