Teen who hacked personal email accounts of CIA chief
A “teen hacker” who broke into the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director John Brennan’s personal e-mail, a U.S. intelligence official is confirming that online personal accounts linked to Director of National Intelligence (DNI) James Clapper also have been hacked.
A group of hackers calling themselves “Crackas With mind-set” or CWA made headlines in October, hacking into CIA Director John Brennan’s email account and reputedly getting access to numerous on line tools and portals used by US law enforcement corporations. The hackers’ exploits precipitated the FBI to issue an alert caution authorities officers in their attacks.
One of the group’s hackers, who’s referred to as “Cracka,” contacted me on Monday, claiming to have damaged into a series of money owed connected to Clapper, such as his domestic cellphone and net, his non-public email, and his spouse’s Yahoo email account. while in control of Clapper’s Verizon FiOS account, Cracka claimed to have changed the settings so that each name to his residence range might get forwarded to the Free Palestine Movement. After they received notoriety last yr, Cracka and CWA claimed their movements had been all in support of the Palestine cause.
“I’’m quite sure they don’t even know they have been hacked,” Cracka informed me in an internet chat.
But Brian Hale, spokesperson for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, confirmed the hack to Motherboard on Tuesday.
“We’re aware of the problem and we said it to the concerned authorities,” Hale said, declining to reply another questions about the record. (The FBI declined to comment.)
Cracka, or whoever is pretending to be him, taunted authorities on Twitter (the hacker used a brand new Twitter account, not the same one he used at the time of the Brennan hack. however the hacker also is in control of a chatt app account who’s been the usage of to communicate with me since last October).