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If Sarah Palin thought the spotlight was glaring for the past 2 1/2 weeks, it just got a bit more intense.

Hackers have broken into Palin's Yahoo email account and posted many of the messages and email addresses of Palin's family and friends to other sites across the Internet.

Phone numbers were also discovered in the ransacking of Palin's email, including a cell phone number for Palin's daughter Bristol. According to visitors to the website, calling the number only resulted in a voicemail.

Many people on Gawker seemed to cheer the hackers on and were disappointed that a "white knight" -- online lingo for good Samaritan -- appeared to have reset the password, blocking more hackers from gaining access to her email account.

McCain response

McCain campaign manager Rick Davis strongly condemned the action.

"This is a shocking invasion of the governor's privacy and a violation of law," Davis said. "The matter has been turned over to the appropriate authorities, and we hope that anyone in possession of these e-mails will destroy them."

Not complying

Visitors to Gawker seemed to thumbing their online nose at Davis.


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