Is Palin's hacker a Tennessee college student?
The person who hacked into Sarah Palin's e-mail account could be the son of a Tennessee state representative, according to mixed reports.
There are mixed reports on Friday whether or not the son of a Tennessee state representative has been contacted by the FBI or Secret Service in connection with.
The person who gained access to Palin's e-mail account did so, then changed the e-mail password to "popcorn."
Using the online nickname Rubico, someone posted details of the hack to a forum on the 4Chan.org Web site starting on Tuesday. Password-protected zip files containing the contents of the now-deleted e-mail account once belonging to the Republican vice-presidential candidate have also been posted to the forum.
Subsequent posts by Rubico to the /b/ board over the last few days have provided additional insight into how the hack was carried out, although many of the posts have now been deleted.