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A high school student claims to have hacked into CIA Director John Brennan‘s AOL account, where he kept work-related items including his 47-page application for top-secret security clearance, the hacker told The New York Post.
Brennan’s AOL account, according to the hacker, also contained an official letter on the use of “harsh interrogation techniques” of terrorists and personal information on more than a dozen top American intelligence officials, including their Social Security numbers.
The FBI and other agencies are looking into the hacker’s claims.
“I think they’ll want to make an example out of him to deter people from doing this in the future,” an unidentified source told The Post.
“I can’t believe he did this to the head of the CIA,’’ the source added. “[The] problem with these older-generation guys is that they don’t know anything about cyber-security, and as you can see, it can be problematic.”
The Post reported:
In a series of phone conversations with The Post, the hacker described himself as an American high-school student who is not Muslim and was motivated by opposition to US foreign policy and support for Palestine.
He wouldn’t reveal his name or say where he lived but made good on a promise to tweet “CWA owns John Brennan of the CIA” as a means of verifying his control over the @phphax Twitter account.
He explained “CWA” stood for “Crackas With Attitude,” which he said referred to him and a classmate with whom he smokes pot.
The hacker tweeted:
Hello guys this Twitter account is going now as things are starting to get hot, we will still be getting our words out though. 😉
— cracka (@phphax) October 19, 2015
If i go quiet on this account, the CIA losers have found me and I’m being tortured by their stupid methods of ruining a guys thoughts. — cracka (@phphax) October 14, 2015
He also tweeted a lot of items, allegedly from Brennan’s account, that appear to be classified. One not classified item, apparently from his account, is this one:
Well, John Brennan deleted his email because we kept jacking it LOL pic.twitter.com/1QbGblEPQz
— cracka (@phphax) October 16, 2015
The hacker set up a second Twitter account in which he claims to have branched out, and hacked White House Deputy National Security Advisor Avril Haines.
The use of private email accounts became an issue when it was discovered that Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton used a private account to conduct official business while serving as secretary of state. Many of those messages contained classified information.
If a stoner kid can hack into a private account, how difficult would it be for nations such as China, Russia, Iran or North Korea to do the same?
Watch this clip, via Fox News.
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