Palin Supporters Hack Twitter Feed of Company Posting Her Emails

By The Atlantic Wire

Last week's race to read through all of Sarah Palin's 24,000-plus pages of emails wasn't fun for everybody. The company that posted the emails online for MSNBC.com, Crivella West, had its Twitter account hacked by a Palin supported. For a short time, several pro-Palin messages were sent out over Crivella West's hijacked account, including "Weiner's America or Palin's America-That Is the 2012 Choice." The Atlantic Wire's Eric Hayden has more on the story:

Crivella told msnbc.com that whoever was behind it was merely "sending out spam tweets pretending to be us. I think real hackers might be offended." As of now the company's Twitter feed is protected and there's only 34 followers of the account (screenshots show that only 22 people appeared to be following it when it was hijacked). So it's not as if many people were reading tweets like "Email Witch Hunt Backfires" anyway. But it's only the latest attempt by aggrieved, seemingly pro-Palin supporters to lash out online.

Read the full story at The Atlantic Wire.

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