John Brennan

Internet Insecurity

Teen Who Hacked Ex-CIA Director John Brennan Gets Sentenced to 2 Years of Prison

A judge in London sentenced a British teenager who was part of the hacking group Crackas With Attitude, which targeted prominent US government employees.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.20.18
News

Whoops! Man Accused of Being Part of CIA Hacking Group Had Already Been Doxed

Not all self-described hackers are good at hiding their identities.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.9.16
News

FBI Arrests Two Alleged Members of Group That Hacked the CIA Director

Two young men from North Carolina have been charged with their alleged connection to the hacking group "Crackas With Attitude."
Joseph Cox and Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
9.8.16
News

Police Arrest Second Alleged Member of Teen Group that Hacked CIA Director

Despite promises of more attacks, it seems like the authorities are getting their hands on more and more members of “Crackas With Attitude.”
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.18.16
Hacking

No One's Emails Are Safe, Says CIA Director Who Got Hacked

John Brennan, who used an ancient AOL email account, thinks nobody’s emails are safe.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.15.16
uk

Teen Allegedly Behind CIA, FBI Breaches: 'They're Trying to Ruin My Life.'

UK police arrested a 16-year-old suspected of being behind the hacks on the CIA director and the Department of Justice.
Joseph Cox
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
2.12.16
News

Teenage Hackers Return With New List of Government Employees

The hacktivist group that hacked John Brennan’s AOL email account is back after a brief hiatus.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.16.15
News

Teen Hackers Who Doxed CIA Chief Are Targeting More Government Officials

Their new target is FBI’s Deputy Director Mark Giuliano.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
11.4.15
Sony

The Rise of Political Doxing

We're going to see more politically-motivated doxing in the future, against both people and institutions.
Bruce Schneier
10.28.15
News

Alleged Hacker Behind John Brennan Email Breach: ‘I Don’t Want To Go To Jail’

The teenage hacker says he doesn’t regret breach, but is “sorta” worried.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.23.15
News

WikiLeaks Publishes Dozens of CIA Director’s Alleged Email and AIM Contacts

The secret spilling site continues dropping information from Brennan’s AOL email account.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.22.15
News

WikiLeaks Publishes Documents From Hacked CIA Director Email Account

The anti-secrecy organization publishes documents hacked by teenage hackers.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
10.21.15
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