posted on Sep, 18 2008 @ 12:16 AM
Originally posted by Distractions4Nothing
On a side note, I find it really weird that somepeople are describing the hacker as some kind of fascist or authoritarian figure. That requires some
really extreme mental contortions. And after all those backflips and spins you're landing upside down. Authoritarianism is practiced by authority
figures and is a product of mass cowardice. This is more like a product of individual bravado. The exact opposite.
The only thing that hackers have in common is figuring things out and taking advantage of that talent.
Other than that, they can have all sorts of personalities. I bet the hackers that work for the Chinese government aren't a bunch of free loving
people. I bet the hackers in the CIA aren't worried too much about privacy.
Hackers aren't just some loners in the basement trying to figure out how to knock out the establishment for the cause of truth and justice. They can
work for anyone.
As for this incident...
As I said before, Sarah Palin probably has some official government account on a VPN or something where she conducts almost all her official email
I am sure that if yahoo was being used for official purposes, there would be A TON OF government correspondence. There would be so many different
messages and replies to so many people that it would probably overload Yahoo or at least affect its reliability.
This hack is a blatant attack on Palin's privacy. Come on, I know that people want transparency in those that run for government, but it seems that
nothing is off limits, might as well start trying to find out Palin's bra-size or tampon brand.
It will be interesting once the people behind it get caught and start making deals to lessen their punishment.