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 student 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 Hines and the Advisor 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 tablets 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.

In the same way gamble gained access to other accounts of Brennan, and with him to all his emails and contacts.

In addition, the young Briton convinced tech support of the FBI that is holding then a post of the Deputy Director of the FBI mark Giuliano, and thus gained access to the databases of the intelligence.

“He’s got access to some highly sensitive matters relating to, among other things, military and intelligence operations in Afghanistan and Iran,” the newspaper quotes Queen’s counsel John Lloyd-Jones.

According to the publication, in February 2016 gamble gained access to the network of the U.S. Department of justice, 20 thousand employees of the FBI and many cases, including the case about the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in April 2010. According to the newspaper, the FBI and US Secret service were so concerned that gamble was able to see that immediately appealed to the UK police that the teenager was arrested.

The date of sentencing, a hacker at this point, the newspaper reports.