White Supremacist Boasts He Hacked Trayvon's Email

He posts Facebook messages on 4chan

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 30, 2012 12:58 AM CDT | Updated Mar 30, 2012 1:57 AM CDT
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(Newser) – How low can you go? A white supremacist claims to have hacked into Trayvon Martin's email and social networking accounts, reports Gawker, which has verified that at least one of the slain teenager's email accounts was indeed broken into. The racist, who calls himself Klankannon, posted what he says are Martin's private Facebook messages to the 4chan message board, boasting that he changed all the account passwords to racist slurs.

The purported messages were arranged into slides, including one which supposedly proves Martin was a drug dealer. "But Klanklannon included none of Martin's emails in his leak, because the picture they paint is of a normal high school junior preparing for college," Gawker's Adrian Chen notes. "A screenshot of Trayvon's Gmail inbox our source provided us is heartbreaking. Martin apparently used his Gmail account for his college search, and it's filled with emails about upcoming SAT tests and scholarship applications," Chen writes.

Trayvon Martin flashes a smile in this undated family photo.
Trayvon Martin flashes a smile in this undated family photo.   (AP Photo/Martin Family, File)
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Klanklannon has proven nothing more than the depths to which the racist amateur detectives who have spent days obsessing over every aspect of Trayvon Martin's short life will sink. - Adrian Chen, Gawker

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