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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

High school student hacked into CIA director's AOL account

A high school student claims that he has hacked John Brennan's private email account, according to a report.
The unidentified hacker told the New York Post that the CIA director had information stored on a non-government account on AOL that included private data on intelligence officials and a document about interrogations.
High school student hacked into CIA director's AOL account

On Monday the hackers released a spreadsheet allegedly from Brennan’s account that included the alleged CIA employees’ clearance levels, email addresses, phone numbers and social security numbers.

The FBI and other federal agencies are now investigating the hacker, with one source saying criminal charges are possible, law enforcement sources said.
“I think they’ll want to make an example out of him to deter people from doing this in the future,” said a source who described the situation as “just wild” and “crazy.”
“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 cybersecurity, and as you can see, it can be problematic.”
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

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