CIA were they hacked? A cyber hacker posing as an American teenager claims to have entered the personal mailbox of CIA director, John Brennan and have entered sensitive information, according to the American Journal New York Post .
Describing himself as a high school student, hacker assured the New York Post having discovered sensitive documents in personal emails from the director of the American intelligence agency, the newspaper said in an article published Sunday.
Among them was a record of 47 classified pages top-secret, completed by the CIA director during his background check process to be granted access to sensitive information, said the young cyber-pirate .
On a Twitter account phphax , a user claiming to be the hacker posted screenshots showing seeming papers contain sensitive official information, that have been hidden.
The cyber hacker claims to have carried out the attack in protest against US foreign policy and in support of the Palestinians. “#FreePalestine #FreeGaza”, He wrote several messages posted on his Twitter account.
An American minister also touched?
In addition to the staff of John Brennan AOL account, cyber-hacker claims to have targeted the US Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, and be able to listen to his voicemail. “We are aware of the newspaper article, however, we do not ever comment on the personal security of the minister,” said a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security. The CIA told the New York Post “have brought the matter to the relevant authorities.” The FBI and the Secret Service are investigating, according to CNN.
The hacker said he even called the head of the US intelligence and reciting his social security number over the phone, and proving to him that he had access to this personal information. “He waited a bit and then hung up,” said he said to the New York Post .
In July, the US government revealed that personal data of 21.5 million people, most of whom had been the subject of a background check had been pirated.