Intelligence Chief James Clapper's On-line Private Accounts Hacked
Simply months after reviews that somebody hacked CIA Director John Brennan’s private e mail, a U.S. intelligence official is confirming that on-line private accounts linked to Director of Nationwide Intelligence James Clapper even have been hacked.
DNI spokesman Brian Hale stated Tuesday that Clapper’s workplace is conscious of the hacking and has reported the incident to applicable authorities. He declined to offer different particulars.
A person who spoke solely on situation of anonymity stated that the Workplace of the Director of Nationwide Intelligence was conscious of the hacking incident earlier than it was first reported Tuesday by Motherboard, an internet journal and video channel on science and know-how.
Motherboard reported that the identical teenage hacker who broke into Brennan’s account additionally focused Clapper.
The hacker, referred to as "Cracka," contacted Motherboard and claimed to have infiltrated a number of accounts related to Clapper, together with his house phone and web and private e-mail, in addition to his spouse’s e mail.
"Cracka" then apparently set Clapper’s residence quantity to ahead calls to the co-founding father of the Free Palestine Motion, Motherboard reported.
Brennan stated in October that he was outraged that somebody hacked his private e-mail account and publicized delicate knowledge, together with his contact listing and his spouse’s Social Safety quantity. The hacker has stated he’s a highschool scholar protesting U.S. coverage. He stated he fooled Verizon into offering him entry to Brennan’s account.
Brennan denied any impropriety on his half and stated the hacking incident underscores that everybody is weak to the compromise of private info on the Web.