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Tags: CIA | John Brennan | AOL | Teen | Hack

Teen Hacks CIA Director's AOL Account

Teen Hacks CIA Director's AOL Account
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Monday, 19 October 2015 11:41 AM

CIA Director John Brennan used his personal AOL account to store work-related documents, a high school student who claims to have hacked them, tells The New York Post.

The material included Brennan's application for top-secret security clearance, the Social Security numbers and personal data of American intelligence officials and a letter about "harsh interrogation techniques" used on terror suspects, according to the newspaper.

"I can't believe he did this to the head of the CIA. [The] problem with these older-generation guys is that they don't know anything about cybersecurity, and as you can see, it can be problematic," a law enforcement source told The Post.

The Brennan scandal comes amid the federal investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private server and email account while she was secretary of state.

The Post said the student hacker, in several phone conversations, said he was motivated by opposition to "U.S. foreign policy and support for Palestine," but said he was not a Muslim.

The unnamed hacker also said Brennan hung up when he called him and recited his Social Security number.

A CIA spokesperson told The Post: "We are aware of the reports that have surfaced on social media and have referred the matter to the appropriate authorities."

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