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British Schoolboy Who Hacked CIA Director Gets 2-Year Prison Term

British Schoolboy Who Hacked CIA Director Gets 2-Year Prison Term
April 21, 2018Swati Khandelwal
The British teenager who managed to hack into the online accounts of several high-profile US government employees sentenced to two years in prison on Friday. Kane Gamble , now 18, hacked into email accounts of former CIA director  John Brennan , former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper , former FBI Deputy Director Mark Giuliano , and other senior FBI officials—all from his parent's home in Leicestershire. Gamble, who went by the online alias Cracka, was just 15 at the time of carrying out those attacks and was the alleged founder of a hacking group calling themselves Crackas With Attitude (CWA). The notorious pro-Palestinian hacking group carried out a series of embarrassing attacks against U.S. intelligence officials and leaked personal details of 20,000 FBI agents , 9,000 officers from Department of Homeland Security, and some number of DoJ staffers in 2015. The teenager was arrested in February 2016 at his home in Coalville and pleaded guilty to 8 charg

15-Year-Old Schoolboy Posed as CIA Chief to Hack Highly Sensitive Information

15-Year-Old Schoolboy Posed as CIA Chief to Hack Highly Sensitive Information
January 20, 2018Mohit Kumar
Remember " Crackas With Attitude "? A notorious pro-Palestinian hacking group behind a series of embarrassing hacks against United States intelligence officials and leaked the personal details of 20,000 FBI agents , 9,000 Department of Homeland Security officers, and some number of DoJ staffers in 2015. Believe or not, the leader of this hacking group was just 15-years-old when he used "social engineering" to impersonate CIA director and unauthorisedly access highly sensitive information from his Leicestershire home, revealed during a court hearing on Tuesday. Kane Gamble , now 18-year-old, the British teenager hacker targeted then CIA director John Brennan , Director of National Intelligence James Clapper , Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, FBI deputy director Mark Giuliano , as well as other senior FBI figures. Between June 2015 and February 2016, Gamble posed as Brennan and tricked call centre and helpline staff into giving away broadband and
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