Gregg Keizer of Computerworld reports a 20-year-old University of Tennessee-Knoxville student is responsible for hacking into Sarah Palin’s email account at yahoo.com. David Kernell is the son of Tennessee state legislator Rep. Mike Kernell (D-Memphis).
Gabriel Ramuglia, the webmaster of an Athens, Ga.-based proxy service, may be able to shed light on the identity of the hacker as early as today. On Thursday, Ramuglia said that the FBI had contacted both him and Yahoo the day before, asking for server logs to determine who had accessed Palin’s account.
Both the FBI and Secret Service are investigating.