Friday, November 12, 2010

Palin Email Hacker Sentenced to 1 Year Plus 3 Years Probation



Infamous email hacker David Kernell was sentenced to 366 days in federal custody and three years probation, Knoxville TV station WBIR reported today. The judge recommended that the 366-day sentence be served in a halfway house, however, the Federal Bureau of Prisons will make the final decision.

Kernell, who was found guilty in April of unauthorized access to a computer and obstruction of justice arising from his hacking into Gov. Palin's private email accounts

Kernell is the son of a Tennessee Democrat. In what he claims was a "prank," he hacked into Gov. Palin's private email accounts and broadcast screen shots including identifiable information of key personal and professional contacts all over the Internet. Screen shots were also picked up by the press and shown on national TV. Not satisfied with merely violating Gov. Palin's privacy by these actions Kernell also posted the reset password to the breached account, allowing others to access and gain control over it, which one person did.

Kernell also described himself as an "Obamacrat" on his Facebook page.

H/T Josh Painter, Texas4Palin for story lead and "Obamacrat" information.
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