Federal investigators are examining claims that high school students hacked CIA director John Brennan’s personal email account and published identifying information for more than 20 alleged CIA personnel.
On Monday the hackers released a spreadsheet allegedly from Brennan’s account that included the alleged CIA employees’ clearance levels, email addresses, phone numbers and social security numbers.
Former National Security Agency technical director Jasper Graham said the highly embarrassing breach of Brennan’s email was likely a “social engineering” attack, in which personal information supposedly only the account holder would know is used to break in.
“Social media has enabled this to the nth degree, because a quick profile search and a friend request and then LinkedIn can get you enough information to start resetting things. All the providers, whether it’s credit cards or banks, have to have something else in place.”
If they can hack him then how easily could they have hacked her private email server?
If anyone knew of its existence of course. But then anyone who ever received an email from her would know that, right?