The very fabric of our democracy came under attack last week when a hacker broke into Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s e-mail account. Federal investigators have since been involved, and are closing in on a possible culprit, a college student at the University of Tennessee.
Investigators have tracked an IP address to student housing at The Commons in Knoxville, part of the University of Tennessee. It seems the student in question, 20, did, in fact, try to cover his trail by using a proxy server (provided by Ctunnel.com), but the Feds have already figured him or her out.
Next time, elite hacker, use something like Tor, which will help out at least a little bit.
Still, if found out, the hacker isn’t expected to face any serious jail time because of some sort of legal loophole.