Latest in Gear

Image credit:

The teen hackers who cracked the CIA chief's email are back

Now they're targeting the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper.
Andrew Tarantola, @terrortola
January 12, 2016
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

"Crackas With Attitude," the hacking group that reportedly broke into CIA chief John Brennan's personal email last October (and whose contents have since been released by Wikileaks), have once again made headlines by infiltrating a number of personal accounts owned Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper's.

These accounts include his personal email, his wife's email, his home phone and internet. While in control of Clapper's FIOS connection, the group claims to have set every call to the DNI director's forward to the Free Palestine Movement. When Motherboard reporter Lorenzo Fransceschi-Biccherai, who had been contacted by a member of the group, attempted to reach Clapper at his home number, the call was answered by a representative of the FPM.

"You asked why I did it," the CWA member told Motherboard. "I just wanted the gov to know people aren't fucking around, people know what they're doing and people don't agree #FreePalestine." A representative for the DNI says that the government is already aware of the intrusion and has referred the matter to the "appropriate authorities".

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

View
Curiosity rover finds evidence of ancient megafloods on Mars

Curiosity rover finds evidence of ancient megafloods on Mars

View
Netflix removes 'Chappelle's Show' after a request from Dave Chappelle

Netflix removes 'Chappelle's Show' after a request from Dave Chappelle

View
CD Projekt Red shows off 'Cyberpunk 2077' next-gen gameplay

CD Projekt Red shows off 'Cyberpunk 2077' next-gen gameplay

View
'Rainbow Six Siege' has a 4K 120 fps mode on PS5 and Xbox Series X

'Rainbow Six Siege' has a 4K 120 fps mode on PS5 and Xbox Series X

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr