Because the last few years haven’t been sordid enough, the Gosselins are back in the news. And this time, they’re throwing around accusations of computer crime.
ABC News reports that Ms. Gosselin has filed suit against Jon, saying he “illegally hacked into her email account, phone and bank accounts, and ‘stole a hard drive’ from her house.” Allegedly he then handed the contents over to a friend writing a tell-all titled, Kate Gosselin: How She Fooled the World. (Too bad all we really want to hear about now is Kris Jenner.)
Hence, very many breathless headlines about “hacking!!!” from the gossip-industrial complex.
However, the cyber sleuths at Sophos’s Naked Security blog are a bit skeptical that’s a fair characterization of what allegedly happened here:
“A more accurate way of describing the husband’s activities might perhaps be ‘guessing her password’, and possibly even ‘knowing the password having been married to her for 10 years’. There certainly seems to be no evidence of any special technical skill involved in accessing the information.”
Pure dumb luck does seem like a much likelier scenario from noted Ed Hardy enthusiast Jon Gosselin.