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Cops nab teen hacker in Scotland over US government breach

He's allegedly a member of notorious hacking group 'Crackas With Attitude.'

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Scottish police and the FBI arrested a 15-year-old boy from Glasgow they believe to be a member of hacking group "Crackas With Attitude" (CWA). According to Motherboard's sources, the teenager, who goes by "Cubed" was nabbed on Tuesday. The Daily Record reported that the FBI sat in when police questioned him, but that he was released from custody later. He's now "the subject of a report to the procurator fiscal."

Cubed's arrest happened only a few days after his comrade-in-arms "Cracka," another 15-year-old boy believed to be the group's leader, was taken in by authorities. Despite Cracka's predicament, remaining CWA members told Motherboard they will only stop their activities if the US cuts ties with Israel.

CWA is allegedly responsible for stealing over 40 attachments from CIA chief John Brennan's email, some of which were published by Wikileaks. Brennan wasn't the only high-profile US official the group hacked: the list reportedly includes Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and White House senior advisor on science and technology John Holdren. The hacking group also told The Daily Dot that Cracka released the personal details of around 30,000 Homeland Security and FBI personnel, though he could merely be one of the several hackers behind the leak.

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