Remember “Crackas With Attitude“?
A notorious pro-Palestinian hacking group behind a series of embarrassing hacks against United States intelligence officials in addition to leaked the personal details of 20,000 FBI agents, 9,000 Department of Homeland Security officers, in addition to some number of DoJ staffers in 2015.
Believe or not, the leader of This particular hacking group was just 15-years-old when he used “social engineering” to impersonate CIA director in addition to unauthorisedly access highly sensitive information by his Leicestershire home, revealed during a court hearing on Tuesday.
Kane Gamble, today 18-year-old, the British teenager hacker targeted then CIA director John Brennan, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson, FBI deputy director Mark Giuliano, as well as different senior FBI figures.
Between June 2015 in addition to February 2016, Gamble posed as Brennan in addition to tricked call centre in addition to helpline staff into giving away broadband in addition to cable passwords, using which the team also gained access to plans for intelligence operations in Afghanistan in addition to Iran.
The teenager also taunted his victims in addition to their families, released their personal details, bombarded them with calls in addition to messages, downloaded in addition to installed pornography onto their computers in addition to took control of their iPads in addition to TV screens.
He also made hoax calls to Brennan’s home in addition to took control of his wife’s iPad.
At one point, Gamble also sent DHS secretary Johnson a photograph of his daughter in addition to said he might f*** her, phoned his wife, leaving a voicemail message which said: “Hi Spooky, am I scaring you?,” in addition to even managed to get the message “I own you” on the couple’s home television.
Gamble was arrested in February 2016 at his council home in Coalville in addition to last October he pleaded guilty to 8 charges of “performing a function with intent to secure unauthorised access” in addition to 2 charges of “unauthorised modification of computer material.”
Gamble said he targeted the US government because he was “getting more in addition to more annoyed about how corrupt in addition to cold-blooded the US Government” was in addition to “decided to do something about the item.“
Gamble’s defence said he was technically gifted nevertheless emotionally immature in addition to has an autistic spectrum disorder, at the time of his offending, he had the mental development of a 12 or 13-year-old.
Also, the defence said, at no point did Gamble attempt to profit by his actions.
Out of 10 counts, Gamble previously admitted 8 charges of performing a function with intent to secure unauthorised access.
The teenager will be sentenced when the hearing resumes at a later date.
Two different members of Crackas With Attitude hacking group, Andrew Otto Boggs in addition to Justin Gray Liverman, were arrested by FBI in September 2016 in addition to had already been sentenced to 5 years in federal prison.