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Wikileaks publishes CIA director John Brennan emails

Published 21/10/2015

CIA director John Brennan has had his personal email account hacked
CIA director John Brennan has had his personal email account hacked

The Wikileaks organisation has posted material from what appears to be CIA director John Brennan's personal email account, including a draft security clearance application containing personal information.

The material presumably was taken in a compromise of Mr Brennan's email account by a hacker who says he is a high school student protesting against American foreign policy.

The hacker claims he posed as a Verizon employee and tricked another worker into revealing Mr Brennan's personal information.

It was not immediately clear whether any national security information was compromised in the release of the clearance application, which includes his wife's social security number and the names of people Mr Brennan worked with over a long prior career at the CIA. The application pre-dated his job as White House counter terrorism adviser.

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