Sarah Palin's Email Hackers' Sloppy Work Could Lead to Their Arrests

By now you've probably heard about how the super-duper 1337 h4ck3r5 from anonymous busted into one of Sarah Palin's private email accounts and posted the contents for the world to see. Well, it looks like those h4ck3r5 aren't as 1337 as one might think, as they left themselves pretty wide open to get busted for what they did.

You see, it appears that the hacker(s) used the proxy to access the account. Smart move, using a proxy! What was less smart was including the entire address in your screenshots, as that kind of defeats the purpose of using a proxy. Says owner Gabriel Ramuglia:

Usually, this sort of thing would be hard to track down because it's Yahoo email, and a lot of people use my service for that. Since they were dumb enough to post a full screen shot that showed most of the []URL, I should be able to find that in my log.

Oops! If the hacker in question wasn't doing his work from an internet café or using a second anonymising service, it shouldn't be tough to track them down. And since this was definitely a federal offence, anonymous might be getting a little less anonymous in the not-too-distant future. [The Register via Boy Genius]

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