CIA Director John Brennan testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on worldwide threats to America and its allies, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, February 9, 2016. / AFP / MOLLY RILEY
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A 16-year-old boy in Britain has been arrested on criminal charges related to the alleged hacking of email accounts used by CIA director John Brennan and other U.S. officials, according to U.S. and British sources familiar with the investigation.Motherboard reported that it had spoken to the teenager on Wednesday, who denied being "Cracka" but acknowledged that he had been accused by U.K. authorities of hacking Brennan, White House officials, and a purported hack on the Department of Justice which resulted in the publication of basic contact information on an estimated 30,000 FBI and DHS workers.
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