After several news and gossip outlets reported today that Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's (R) personal Yahoo! e-mail account had been hacked, John McCain's campaign released the following statement this afternoon:
"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."

News and gossip site Gawker reported today that a group of hackers, dubbedn "Anonymous" and loosely affiliated with the message board 4-Chan, had obtained the password to Palin's personal e-mail account,