Outrageous Self-Described Teen Stoner Says He Hacked CIA Chief's AOL Email
An American high school student and self-proclaimed stoner may have uncovered a huge security breach after hacking the personal email of CIA Director John Brennan.
The AOL email account reportedly included the Social Security numbers and personal info of more than a dozen top U.S. intelligence officials.
The hacker has posted some of the information on Twitter, including Brennan's email contact list.
He recently contacted the NY Post to brag about his exploits, saying he used a tactic called "social engineering," which "involved tricking workers at Verizon into providing Brennan's personal information and duping AOL into resetting his password."
The hacker said he is an American high school student who smokes marijuana. He is not Muslim but is motivated by opposition to American policy and solidarity with Palestinians.
His Twitter bio includes the Muslim Shahada, which translates as, “There is no god but Allah, Muhammad is the messenger of Allah.”
The hacker also bragged about other worrisome activities:
He claimed he has repeatedly prank-called America’s top spy since August, once reciting Brennan’s Social Security number to him.
“He waited a tiny bit and hung up,” the hacker said.
And he also got into the online Comcast account of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and posted a redacted screenshot of a billing page. He claimed that he listened to Johnson’s voicemails.
The CIA said it's investigating.
Judge Andrew Napolitano reacted this morning, saying that if this report is true, then Brennan may have done the same thing as former CIA Director Gen. David Petraeus.
Petraeus pleaded guilty to mishandling classified information, while Napolitano has argued that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did the same with her private email server.
Clinton, however, maintains none of the messages sent on her private server contained information that was classified at the time.
Napolitano said that in the Obama administration it appears that the failure to properly secure classified information has been "rampant."
"It's not a joke and it's not a fender-bender. It's a felony," said Napolitano, adding that it raises real questions about what other countries - like Russia and China - can hack into.
Napolitano said Brennan should face charges if this hacking occurred and there was classified information on his AOL account.
Watch his analysis above.