Wikileaks & CIA Director email hacked

Discussion in 'Wikileaks' started by Frank Underwood, Oct 21, 2015.

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  1. The Wrong Guy Member

    Wikileaks Doxxes CIA Chief’s Wife and Daughters

    The anti-secrecy outfit once known for exposing potential war crimes is now publishing the personal information of civilians instead.

    WikiLeaks emails from head of CIA reveal he 'consulted a mental health expert', suggested US spying on own citizens may be illegal and that his own security firm had been 'disingenuous' to win contract
    • Emails show John Brennan admitting to consulting a mental health expert
    • Files also reveal how he called for 'firm criteria' over spying on US citizens
    • Documents suggest a security firm he established was once accused of 'disingenuous' behavior by the CIA
    • Julian Assange's organization announced email account leaks on Twitter
    • Comes after alleged hack targeting CIA director's personal email account
    • A high school 'stoner' claimed responsibility over the weekend for breach
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  2. White Tara Global Moderator

    I am dissapoint
    His family should have been off limits.
    Collateral damage has never been a good enough an explanation to me. :(
  3. Disambiguation Global Moderator

    Wiki leaks has made this mistake about incomplete vetting before. Family should be off limits but YOWZA what a story! Was it a high school stoner or is this an example of "Kayla" hacking?
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  4. furball Member

    All that money and technology and it only takes one naive human to make it all mean nothing. Kind of funny in a way.
  5. Anonymous Member

    What I read in VICE was that the hack involved social-engineering.

    Something about impersonating a Viacom employee?

    The letters about 'torture' are interesting.
  6. furball Member

    Yup. They worked backwards from his phone number. One bit of information, then the next bit, and so on....

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  7. The Wrong Guy Member

    Wikileaks Publishes 'Torture Letter' From Pilfered Emails Of CIA Director Brennan | Forbes

    Wikileaks has published a handful of documents it says come from the private emails of CIA director John Brennan. Though the organisation has not explained where it obtained the documents, the release comes just a matter of days after someone claiming to be a 13-year-old “stoner” said they had hacked Brennan’s personal AOL email.

    The Wikileaks files don’t include actual email correspondence, but files of interest obtained from personal email accounts belonging to Brennan. One of the more intriguing documents is a letter from Christopher Bond, vice chairman Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, about the use of torture.

    In the letter, Bond argues the case for all forms of interrogation beyond those specified in the Army Field Manual. “Rather than authorizing intelligence agencies to use only those techniques that are allowed under the AFM, I believe the more prudent approach is to preclude the use of specific techniques that are prohibited under the AFM.” Prohibitions, Bond suggests, would cover waterboarding and performing sexual acts on detainees.

    A draft intel paper, also in the Wikileaks release, outlines plans to grant intelligence agencies autonomy so they “must never be subject to political manipulation and interference”. The paper is entitled Intelligence to Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century, but it’s not clear if Brennan wrote the document or received it in his email.

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  8. The Wrong Guy Member

    Teen Hackers Who Doxed CIA Chief Are Targeting More Government Officials | Motherboard

    A cybersecurity expert once told me something I’ll never forget: “don’t underestimate what bored teenagers can do.”

    A group of teenagers that call themselves “Crackas With Attitude” reminded me of those words when they were able to hack into the personal AOL email account of CIA Director John Brennan. The teenagers, who described themselves as “stoners,” even had the guts to give multiple media interviews, boasting about their feats.

    Now the hackers are back at it, despite the fact that the FBI is investigating them, and that some law enforcement officials anonymously said the government is going to “make an example” out of them.

    One of the members of the group, known as Cracka, told Motherboard that they have now hacked into an email account belonging to the FBI Deputy Director Mark Giuliano.

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  9. furball Member

    There is something about "CIA Director" and "AOL email account" that just makes me laugh.
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  10. furball Member

    The Rise of Political Doxing


    The Effects of Surveillance on the Victims



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  11. Anonymous Member

    I had the same reaction, and thought of this:

    Real Classy.jpg
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  12. DeathHamster Member

    Was he really hacked, or did he spill the beans when he was sharing some weed with high school kids?
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  13. Ann O'Nymous Member

    Total lack of perspective here, IMHO.
  14. ugh

    They are going to get their asses kicked by the people they made mad.
    It is just a matter of time, as usual.

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