Strategy, Vulnerability management, Threats, Cybercrime

Palin hacker sentenced to one year in custody

November 15, 2010
The student convicted of hacking into the Yahoo email account of Sarah Palin while she was the Republican candidate for vice president has been sentenced to one year and one day inside a halfway house, according to reports. David Kernell, 22, was found guilty in late April to charges of unlawful computer access and obstruction of justice. Kernell was a 20-year-old economics student at the University of Tennessee in 2008 when he hacked his way past security questions to access Palin's personal email account. Kernell gained access by providing Palin's birth date and ZIP code to Yahoo's password retrieval system. Prosecutors had sought an 18-month prison sentence. — AM
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