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Political Hack Jobs - Literally...

By  Sep 20, 2008

Topics: Information Technology, Security

OK. So, most of the world knows that Sarah Palin had her Yahoo! account 'hacked'. Now, http://www.billoreilly.com/ has also been hacked. Why? How? Details? Read on...

First, the Sarah Palin hack is hardly a hack. For that matter, it took me about a minute to 'hack' into a friends account using the same methods employed by these skilled hackers. Second, the 'hacker' royally screwed up and included an identifying piece of data in the screen shots passed to Wikileaks.org. However, this post isn't about that story...

So, the GOP is all upset and what better person to highlight this but Bill O'Reilly. While his intent appeared to have been an attempt to draw down fire upon those who hacked the site and also those who posted the news, Bill also royally screwed up by telling a member of the press who happens to hold a law degree that Wikileaks.org can be held legally liable for posting 'news'. If you want to see this rather painful discussion of how Bill views our rights click the link above.


While his rhetoric might annoy me for a few seconds, it apparently really annoyed other viewers who took it upon themselves to make Bill O'Reilly part of the issue instead of just a bystander. In other words - Bill - lets see if your experience and knowledge of the law is really worth a darn. Or to put it yet another way - billoreilly.com has been hacked and wikileaks.org has the scope!