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Palin e-mail hacker vs. past computer crimes

With a jury deciding David C. Kernell’s fate in the Sarah Palin e-mail hacking case, I find myself wondering that if he is convicted how will his sentence compare to the sentences of other computer hacking cases.

Will Kernell lose as many years of freedom as did Kevin Mitnick or a William Randolph Royere III?

Mitnick, you may recall, was once labeled the most wanted computer criminal in U.S. history. Royere is less well known, perhaps, but equally interesting in the annals of hacking crime.

For your brief reading pleasure, contrast and compare the Kernell case with that of Mitnick and Royere.

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