Newsmax.com Feds Closing in on Palin E-mail Theft Hacker
The FBI and Secret Service investigating the hacking of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's private email account, which circulated widely on the Internet Wednesday, have uncovered a digital fingerprint which should lead them to the culprit.
An article posted on the Web site WikiLeaks contains snapshots of email exchanges the Republican vice presidential candidate had with colleagues, as well as private family photographs.
The Associated Press obtained all the emails and ran stories about their contents, but when the Secret Service contacted AP on Wednesday and asked for copies of the leaked emails, AP hesitated to cooperate.
A campaign spokesman for presidential running mate John McCain calls it a shocking invasion of the governor's privacy and a violation of law. A statement issued to the media Thursday says the matter has been turned over to the appropriate authorities.