Stoner high school kid claims to have hacked CIA Director’s email account

The CIA Director had an AOL account where he allegedly stored highly sensitive information of his own, of other top American intelligence officials and of the CIA’s. The personal account came to light after a hacker took it over and started leaking screenshots. The same hacker doxed Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and leaked call logs of White House Deputy National Security Advisor Avril Haines.

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The unnamed hacker was identified as a “teen stoner” by the New York Post. This hacker, going by an alias of “cracka,” claimed “CWA” pwned CIA Director John Brennan, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and White House Deputy National Security Advisor Avril Haines. The NYPost reported, “CWA stood for ‘Crackas With Attitude,’ which he said referred to him and a classmate with whom he smokes pot.” It seems like getting high doesn’t make the teenager too paranoid to target and hack specific feds.

Apparently having learned zipola from Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, CIA Director John Brennan allegedly stored sensitive files in his non-government email account; files such as his top-secret security clearance application, “Social Security numbers and personal information of more than a dozen top American intelligence officials, as well as a government letter about the use of ‘harsh interrogation techniques’ on terrorism suspects.”

The hacker claimed to have been prank calling the CIA Director since August; during one call the hacker recited Brennan’s Social Security number. The stoner/hacker claims to have gained control of Brennan’s email account on October 12 and to have stolen documents that the CIA Director “stored as attachments to about 40 emails.”
Using social engineering tactics, the hacker allegedly tricked Verizon into “providing Brennan’s personal information and duping AOL into resetting his password.” The hacker has posted numerous screenshots on Twitter as “proof;” one shows an inbox with 8,174 emails and numerous AOL account password request changes as “cracka” said there was a “battle between me and CIA;” the CIA would supposedly regain control of the account before the hacker would take it back over.

Source: http://www.computerworld.com/article/2994451/cybercrime-hacking/stoner-high-school-kid-claims-to-have-hacked-cia-directors-email-account.html

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