Kevin Mitnick on the Palin e-mail hacker: Punishment should fit the crime

Yes, that evil “hacker” who broke into Sarah Palin’s e-mail account was indicted yesterday. Politics aside, it was a pretty dumb thing to do, especially posting the e-mails online after the fact.

To that end, here’s renowned computer security consultant (and former HACKEROMG) Kevin Mitnick giving his opinion on the whole matter on G4’s Attack of the Show. Mitnick says he doesn’t think the kid should have his life ruined for what amounted to a harmless prank. That’s my opinion, the harmless prank part. You know, maybe spend a couple of weeks doing community service, picking up trash along the side of the road or something.

The host, Kevin Pereira, brings up another good point: why haven’t we seen more “cyber attacks” on politicians this election year?