British schoolboy pretended to be head of the CIA and the received secret data
MOSCOW, January 20 — RIA Novosti. British teenager Kane gamble gained access to classified information about intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iran, pretending to be the former head of the CIA, the newspaper the Telegraph, citing the court hearing.
Earlier media reported that the hacker admitted trying to hack into the computers of the former head of the CIA John Brennan and other senior U.S. officials.
The purpose of Gamble became the Deputy assistant to former US President Barack Obama’s national security Avril Hynes and Obama’s adviser for science and technology John Holdren.
Eighteen-year-old Kane gamble pleaded guilty to ten charges, including “attempting to gain unauthorized access” to data, and “unauthorized modification of computer material”.
According to new data, gamble, who at the time was 15 years old, gained access to computers of the Brennan using the methods of “social engineering”.
According to the publication, the teenager mocked his victims have posted their personal information, pelted them with messages, called downloaded pornography on their computers and remotely controlling their iPads and televisions.
Initially, gamble gained access to Internet account, Brennan on the website of the operator Verizon, pretending to be an employee of the company, the newspaper said. Then he gave himself for the Brennan. First, he has failed to obtain access to the computer of the former head of the CIA, since he was unable to answer the control question about the name of his first pet, but then gamble convinced the handler calls change pin and security question.