An anonymous hacker tweeting under the the handle CWA has been bragging for some time about having hacked into the personal email accounts of Director of the CIA John Brennan and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.
Now, law enforcement officials are confirming these hacks occurred.
One tweet which read, “You know we don’t lie, what you have all been waiting for sorry for the delay” was accompanied by the social security and phone numbers of 20 people said to be associated with the CIA director.
The hacker, who claims to be a high school student also tweeted: “We are not doing this for personal satisfaction, we are doing this because innocent people in Palestine are being killed daily.”
From CBS News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The personal emails of two of the highest-ranking national security officials have been hacked. Those being CIA Director John Brennan and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.
An anonymous hacker has been bragging about breaking into the accounts. Now, multiple law enforcement sources have told CBS News the breaches actually occurred.
This is a criminal investigation and authorities are working to locate the suspect.
He seems to be feeding off the publicity and that’s in part why investigators are reluctant to talk about it. But multiple law enforcement officials tell CBS News that he had unauthorized access to both private email accounts.
Do you think this hacker is who he says he is? If so, who will he strike next?