Thursday, September 18, 2008

Palin hacker ID'd?

UPDATED & BUMPED: Eric Dondero has much more background, and also notes that he and I have been honored by inclusion in "the bottom layer of the right-wing noise machine," by none other than Glenn Greenwald. Tears of joy are running down my face, like a starlet receiving her first Oscar.

UPDATE: Rusty Shackleford, who knows a thing or two about Internet sleuthing, says "the plot is getting thicker."

PREVIOUSLY: In a thread at Free Republic and at various conservative blogs, a 20-year-old chess enthusiast with the online identity "rubico10" is being identified as a suspect in the hacking of Sarah Palin's e-mail account.

I have no means of verifying those accusations, which might be entirely false, and thus am not naming the person. However, I will note that the person identified by these bloggers is the son of a Democratic state legislator. Should this turn out to be the case, it would rather seriously undermine the early assertion that Palin's hacker was a non-ideological prankster.

As pointed out by Dan Riehl, information at the Register and Michelle Malkin indicates that the FBI and Secret Service should have little trouble finding the perpetrator. And since this is a high-profile federal felony investigation, I don't think it will be long before we have full details.

2 comments:

  1. Mike G in CorvallisThu Sep 18, 04:57:00 PM

    And since this is a high-profile federal felony investigation, I don't think it will be long before we have full details.

    I think it will be a while before the facts become known to the general public. The mainstream media will be very reluctant to publicize this, in the interest of protecting his privacy. And they wouldn't want to do anything that would adversely affect his family, you know.

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  2. I think when you follow this track all the way back to it's origins, the trail ends at the front door of Obama campaign headquarters.

    MikeG- Be careful in Cornvalley, they don't like us conservatives there much!

    www.americanarmed.blogspot.com

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