WASHINGTON, D.C. - It looks like security at the CIA has been MIA, specifically cyber security. An investigation has been launched into claims that a high school teenager hacked into the personal AOL account of CIA director John Brennan.
The hacker, who’s been described as a stoner, contacted the New York Post to brag about his accomplishments and show off some of the stolen info he had posted on Twitter. Info like Brennan`s contact list, his bills and even his car insurance.
But there were also documents containing highly sensitive info like the social security numbers of more than a dozen top American intelligence officials. The hacker is one part of a duo who refer to themselves as CWA or “Crackas With Attitude”.
Brennan`s account was shut down Friday but this isn`t the only embarrassment for the top ranks of US intelligence. Fox News analyst Wayne Simmons was recently indicted by a grand jury for alleged misconduct related to him lying about being a former CIA agent.
Charges which include making false statements to the government and wire fraud. If convicted Simmons could face up to 35 years in prison.
The leak forced fox news anchor Neil Cavuto, who regularly had Simmons on his show, to apologize to his viewers, “It has come to our attention that a frequent guest on this show might not have been who he purported to be. I value your trust and I promise to work very hard to regain it.”
Looks like these guys could use some good news to put the “I” back in CIA.