Palin Supporters Hack Twitter Feed, Retaliating at Email Dump

More
Not everyone was pleased with last Friday's amusing race to read Sarah Palin's 24,199 pages of emails. According to the liberal website PoliticsUSA as well as MSNBC.com, Palin supporters took control of the Twitter feed of Crivella West, the company which posted the documents online for MSNBC.com. While the account was temporarily hijacked, numerous pro-Palin messages like "Weiner's America or Palin's America-That Is the 2012 Choice" (what an appealing choice) were tweeted.

PoliticsUSA has the screenshots of the hacker's messages and MSNBC followed up with the company to find out what happened:

"It appears that there is a 'hole' in one of the applications (we think Facebook) that links to Twitter," Art Crivella, founder and CEO of the company, Crivella West, told msnbc.com Sunday evening. "We've disabled them and mopped up the bile and changed all the passwords."

Read the full story at The Atlantic Wire.

Jump to comments
Presented by

The Atlantic Wire is your authoritative guide to the news and ideas that matter most right now.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

An Eerie Tour of Chernobyl's Wasteland

"Do not touch the water. There is nothing more irradiated than the water itself."


Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Is Technology Making Us Better Storytellers?

The minds behind House of Cards and The Moth weigh in.

Video

A Short Film That Skewers Hollywood

A studio executive concocts an animated blockbuster. Who cares about the story?

Video

In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

Video

What Is a Sandwich?

We're overthinking sandwiches, so you don't have to.

Video

Let's Talk About Not Smoking

Why does smoking maintain its allure? James Hamblin seeks the wisdom of a cool person.

Writers

Up
Down

More in Politics

Just In