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US investigating report email account linked to CIA director hacked

20 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

“Teen Stoner” Who Reportedly Hacked CIA Head: “i am pretty hype about it”.

The hacker also claimed to have breached a Comcast account belonging to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, and released what appeared to be personal information. The hacker spoke to the New York Post, which described him in an article published Sunday as “a stoner high school student,” motivated by his opposition to U.S. foreign policy and support for Palestinians.Federal law enforcement is investigating a self-professed high-school stoner’s claims he hacked into CIA Director John Brennan’s AOL email account this month after talking Verizon into giving up the login information. His Twitter account, @phphax, includes links to files that he says are Brennan’s contact list, a log of phone calls by then-CIA deputy director Avril Haines, and other documents.

A Twitter account supposedly under the teen’s control further threatened this afternoon to “release cia workers, social security numbers, names and phone numbers” once its reaches 200 followers. But the claims emerged amid continuing worries about breaches of federal data and disputes about whether former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server compromised national security. Other entries could be real; contacts for CIA officers like David Shedd and John Moseman are part of the leaked list, all with “@ugov.gov” addresses, indicating an email system that was shuttered six years ago.

Brennan could have been forwarding a list of invitees to the White House when he was President Barack Obama’s counter terrorism adviser, the job he held before he became CIA director in 2013. The CWA boys say they’re motivated by their support for Palestine, with numerous tweets in support of the Palestinian people sprinkled along with the CIA-related screenshots. Brennan’s email account supposedly contained a 47-page application for a top-secret clearance, as well as the “Social Security numbers and personal information of more than a dozen top American intelligence officials,” the Post said. The CIA is “aware of the reports that have surfaced on social media and have referred the matter to the appropriate authorities,” a spokesman said.

When asked if they would ever do a full release of their materials, I was told only, “We will do the dump when we have enough followers.” Whether or not CWA are actually pot-smoking pro-Palestinian 13-year-olds, and whether or not they actually hacked Brennan, it’s probably still a good idea, if you work in or with the government, to stop using an AOL email address. That document — millions of which were stolen from the federal personnel office last year by hackers linked to China — contains detailed information about past jobs, foreign contacts, finances and other sensitive personal details. Lee said the department has seen the reports, but “as a matter of policy, we do not comment on the Secretary’s personal security.” The FBI had no comment.

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