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High School Student: I Hacked into CIA’s Personal E-Mail Account; FBI Investigates

Data securityBy Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A high school student claims he has hacked into the head of the CIA’s personal email account, revealing sensitive work-related documents, the New York Post reports. 

The FBI is investigating.

The hacker told the Post that CIA Director John Brennan had sensitive information, inkling an application for top-secret security clearance.

According to the hacker, the AOL account also contained a letter about “harsh interrogation techniques” used on terrorism suspects and Social Security numbers of more than a dozen top American officials.

“I can’t believe he did this to the head of the CIA,’’ a law enforcement source told the Post. “[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.”


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