Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has reportedly had her private e-mail account hacked by activists. Palin is battling accusations by critics that she uses private e-mail accounts to conduct Alaskan state business to get around public information disclosure laws.
Hackers claim to have hijacked a private e-mail account belonging to Alaska Gov. and
Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.Palin has faced charges from critics that she uses private email accounts
to conduct official state business in a bid to circumvent public information laws. According to reports, activists affiliated with the group "Anonymous" hacked Palin's Yahoo e-mail account email@example.com
around midnight Eastern standard time Sept. 16 and passed the information on to Wikileaks
"Governor Palin has come under criticism for using private e-mail accounts to conduct government business and in the process avoid transparency laws," according to a posting on the Wikileaks site. "The zip archive made available by Wikileaks contains screen shots of Palin's inbox, two example e-mails, address book and a couple of family photos."
"Following the release of this story, both Sarah Palin's better known account firstname.lastname@example.org and the email@example.com account have been suspended or deleted as revealed by a test e-mail sent to these addresses by Wikileaks," the post continues.