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Student Not Indicted

Twenty year old UT student David Kernell, suspected of hacking Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin’s Yahoo! account, was not indicted at a court hearing earlier today. There is speculation that the private email account is used for government purposes as well. Some discussion of lessons learned here and here.

Update: Kernell was indicted “on a single charge of accessing a protected computer by a grand jury in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee in Knoxville” on Oct. 8th. He is pleading not guilty.

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