Hackers broke into the Yahoo! email account that Sarah Palin used for official business as Alaska's governor and posted some content on the Internet. The FBI and Secret Service are investigating. Palin has taken criticism for using private email to conduct government business, which some critics charge is a way to circumvent public record laws.
Per a contact with the DOJ, an investigation will begin into the group who hacked into Sarah Palin’s email and posted messages on the internet. Intercept of private email communication - even of a public figure - is a federal offense. Not only can the original hackers be charged, but all those who posted the messages as well.
Rick Davis, John McCain's campaign manager, issued this statement a few moments ago about reports that Sarah Palin's personal email has been hacked:
"This is a shocking invasion of the Governor's privacy and a violation of law. The matter has been turned over to the appropriate authorities and we hope that anyone in possession of these emails will destroy them. We will have no further comment."