An anonymous hacker claims to have breached CIA Director John Brennan's personal email account and has posted documents online, including a list of email addresses purportedly from Brennan's contact file. The hacker, who didn't reveal his name or where he lived, spoke to the New York Post, which described him in an article published Sunday as "a stoner high school student," motivated by his opposition to US foreign policy and support for Palestinians. His Twitter account, @phphax, includes links to files that he says are Brennan's contact list, a log of phone calls by then-CIA deputy director Avril Haines, and other documents including a spreadsheet of people, including senior intelligence officials, along with their Social Security numbers (which the hacker redacted).
The CIA said it referred the matter to the proper authorities, but would not comment further. The FBI and the Secret Service are also investigating, law enforcement officials tell CNN, and the hacker notes, "I think they’ll want to make an example out of him to deter people from doing this in the future." The hacker—who says he even prank-called Brennan and recited his Social Security number to him—also claimed to have breached a Comcast account belonging to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, and released what appeared to be personal information. "I'm not doing any Interviews, you can just put that we, CWA, say #FreePalestine and #FreeGaza," reads his latest Twitter post. (Read more John Brennan stories.)