WikiLeaks Claims It Will Release CIA Chief John Brennan’s Emails

21 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

WikiLeaks claims to have the CIA director’s personal emails — and plans to release them.

CIA Director John Brennan’s hacked emails have been handed over to WikiLeaks and will soon be made public, the secret-spilling group said on Wednesday.The news comes just days after an anonymous hacker, believed to be a high school student, claimed to have breached Brennan’s personal email account and has posted documents online, including a list of email addresses purportedly from Brennan’s contact file.

The FBI and Secret Service said earlier in the week that the government was investigating news reports concerning a breach of the intelligence chief’s personal AOL email account. But, coming at the same time as the Hillary Clinton private email scandal, it definitely highlights the problem with public officials using private email addresses for official business.

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. WikiLeaks has previously published hundreds and thousands of military documents pertaining to the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as diplomatic cables and other state secrets. The hacker also said he’s motivated by opposition to American foreign policy, particularly with respect to the Israel-Palestine conflict. “It was really because the government are killing innocent people, they also fund (Israel) for killing innocent people,” he told CNN. Emails stolen during the Sony Pictures Entertainment cyberattack and the breach suffered by security firm Hacking Team have made its way onto WikiLeaks already in 2015. 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.

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