18-year-old Briton gets two years in prison for hack




on ex-CIA-head accounts
An 18-year-old Briton has been sentenced to two years in prison, including for breaking into accounts of former CIA head John Brennan. The boy was the founder of a group that calls itself Crackas With Attitude.

According to the BBC , the teenager will spend the two years in a juvenile detention center. He had announced in October that he had broken into accounts of Brennan and former NSA director James Clapper. At the time, he confessed guilt to a total of ten offenses, such as ‘performing an action with the intent to gain unauthorized access’ and ‘unauthorized modification of computer material’. According to the convict’s defense, he acted naively and childishly, and never intended to harm people.

According to the judge, he carried out a ‘campaign of cyber terrorism’. The Guardian writes that among the targets was FBI Deputy Director Mark Giuliano and that between June 2015 and February 2016 he had access to the telephone and e-mail accounts of the various officers. Because of this he came into possession of sensitive data, of which he sent parts to WikiLeaks. The Briton was arrested in 2016 in the United Kingdom.

In the past , it emerged that Crackas With Attitude worked by calling call centers and presenting themselves as other people in order to get sensitive information, which again gave access to other accounts. Another member of the group received a two-year prison sentence in the US last year. He had published names and contact information of tens of thousands of employees from the Ministries of Justice and Home Security.


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