FBI and DHS Data Breaches
Cops in East Midlands, England have arrested a 16 yr. old boy allegedly behind the FBI and DHS data breaches.
The arrest occurred on 9th February with the help of the FBI officials.
Apart from releasing personal information belonging to about 31,000 state agents, Cracka also hacked the private email account of a top CIA director.
Following his arrest, the months-long campaign of data breaches and pranks conducted by a group of teenagers targeting US government may soon come to an end.
The data breaches suspect was arrested on suspicion of multiple counts of cybercrime, including gaining unauthorized access to classified computer information.
Cracka had earlier gained notoriety in October for infiltrating John Brennan’s, CIA Director, private AOL account.
Though authorities refused to release more information about the arrest, an associate going by the username “Cubed” divulged that Cracka had been released on an “unconditional bail” request.
Officials have not yet made public the identity of this data breaches suspect, but going by his Twitter account he’s probably the leader of notorious hacktivist group “Crackas With Attitude.”
South East Regional Organised Crime Unit confirmed that the arrest had indeed been done. Here’s the full statement:
“The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU) can confirm we have arrested a -year-old boy on Tuesday (9/2) in the East Midlands on suspicion of conspiracy to commit Unauthorised access to computer material contrary to Section 1 Computer Misuse Act 1990, conspiracy to commit unauthorised access with intent to commit further offences contrary to Section 2 Computer Misuse Act 1990 and conspiracy to commit unauthorised acts with intent to impair, or with recklessness as to impairing operation of a computer contrary to Section 3 Computer Misuse Act 1990.”
In an interview with Cracka following his seizure, he expressed remorse of the situation saying he “got v&,” which is slang for “vanned” meaning arrested, further claiming that cops were trying to ruin his life.
He declined to give his official name, also refusing to answer questions raised by police officers.
He was subsequently freed on bond after spending about 7 hrs. in a cell, but vehemently denied being Cracka mentioning that he’s not what people think of him.
Further saying that a person is always innocent until proven guilty, so there’s nothing to worry about this case.
He stated that even though authorities took over his electronic devices, bandwidth could still be accessed through a relative’s gadget.
Earlier, an anonymous hacker published the names, phone numbers and emails of thousands of FBI and DHS employees.
The hacker did not identify himself and claimed not to be Cracka, but those known to him have confirmed that he’s the one.
Only that he did not want this particular breach involving FBI and DHS to be traced back on him.
Cops didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment, but neither did officials from Department of Justice.
Authorities have been trying to remove a batch of hacked information from various sites, by sending takedown requests to the respective administrators.
Crackas With Attitude first gained disrepute when they breached the CIA’s account, leaking several files to WikiLeaks on October last year.
Cracka said that breaking into Brennan’s account was relatively easy and even a 5 yr. old could do it without going through much trouble.
The teenage attackers have always claimed that their actions were done to support the plight of Palestine nationals, a sentiment they’ve always summed up by adding the hashtag #FreePalestine to their Twitter posts.
When Cracka’s accomplice nicknamed Cubed was asked why they championed that course, he said they support it because the U.S government was becoming too wise thinking they know everything.
This had to stop or else the data breaches will continue.
Earlier on in January, the hackers claimed to have breached the personal email of National Intelligence Director, James Clapper.
Including the residential phone calls of president Obama’s adviser, John Holdren, which were forwarded to the Free Palestine movement.
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