WikiLeaks posts CIA chief’s hacked emails

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WikiLeaks posts CIA chief’s hacked emails

WikiLeaks began posting what it claims are the contents of CIA Director John Brennan’s private email account on Wednesday, days after a teenager claimed to have hacked into his account. The six initial emails posted by the anti-secrecy organization date from 2007 and 2008, and include personal information as well as draft versions of advice and policy positions. Additional documents will be posted “over the coming days,” WikiLeaks said, while claiming that Brennan used the account “occasionally for several intelligence related projects.” In a statement, CIA spokesman Dean Boyd did not dispute the authenticity of the leaked emails. “The hacking of the Brennan family account is a crime and the Brennan family is the victim,” Boyd said. “The private electronic holdings of the Brennan family were plundered with malicious intent and are now being distributed across the web. This attack is something that could happen to anyone and should be condemned, not promoted. “There is no indication that any the documents released thus far are classified,” Boyd added. “In fact, they appear to be documents that a private citizen with national security interests and expertise would be expected to possess.” Among the released documents is a draft version of Brennan’s security clearance […]

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