David Kernell Wasn’t The Only One

Jamie Satterfield at the Knoxville News Sentinel is covering the trial of David Kernell and reports that he wasn’t the only one to take a look into Sarah Palin’s Yahoo account.

Former University of Tennessee student David C. Kernell isn’t the only person who allegedly perused a one-time presidential running mate’s private Yahoo! e-mail account.

Someone in New Zealand made 14 forays into former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s account. Two people in Canada delved seven times combined into the account’s contents. An Internet user in Nebraska tapped it three times. A Texan twice changed the password to the account and accessed its contents 31 times. A Massachusetts resident changed the password once and accessed the account twice. Residents in Wisconsin, Nebraska and Virginia peeked into the account a total of 15 times. A Utah college student logged in once.

In all, 10 different people struck the account’s contents 73 times in just more than an hour after Kernell allegedly posted on the Internet a new password he set after figuring out the answer to Palin’s security question.

Satterfield also reports that within five minutes of Kernell posting the password, he tried to change it and was too late.

1 comment for “David Kernell Wasn’t The Only One

  1. April 26, 2010 at 11:16 am

    What he did is nothing unusual. Wrong, but not unusual.
    I have learned that MySpace people have a custom of hacking their friends accounts as a show of some sort of affection. That one still puzzles me….

    I don’t think the youngster really understood what he was doing. Hopefully he does now.

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