Tennessee College Students Indicted In Palin Hacking October 11, 2008Posted by cyberpatrol in 4chan.org, Anonymous, cybercrime, Hacking.
Washington (ECN) – 20-year old David Kernell has been indicted for hacking into the e-mail account of Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
The U.S. Justice Department announced on Wednesday that the 20-year old has been indicted, and has since turned himself into authorities.
He is now set to appear before a U.S. judge, where he faces a $250,000 fine, as well as 5 years in prison if convicted.
The indictment states that Kernell hacked into the e-mail account of Palin back on September 16th.
He used the password reset feature to gain access to the Yahoo e-mail account.
He then posted some of the contents of the account, along with the password on an online message board.
The information was published on the site 4chan.org, according to the indictment.
The 20-year old is the son of Democratic state legislator Mike Kernell, and went by the online name rubico.