The hacking of vice presidential candidate Governor Palin’s e-mail account at Yahoo, is examined by this "Asset Search News Roundup". Based on the Washington Post’s "Hacker impersonated Palin, stole e-mail password ", the hacker violated federal privacy law 18 U.S.C. § 1030, (Fraud and related activity in connection with computers).
The hacker is also suspected of pretexting, (i.e. using false pretenses), while contacting Yahoo to gain access to Governor Palin’s e-mail account. Pretexters sometimes illegally access other kinds of personal information, as described at: "Pretexting During An Asset Search" and "The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act & An Asset Search".
Copyright 2008 Fred L. Abrams