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Two charged with hacking CIA chief, DNI, other top officials


Two men from North Carolina were arrested Thursday, charged with being members of the hacking group "Crackas with Attitude," who last year posted personal data stolen from the home email accounts of top U.S. security officials.

Brennan: Government not equipped to handle ‘digital domain’


The mechanisms by which the U.S. government crafts policy and laws does not correlate with the challenges presented by the public’s growing dependence on technology, CIA Director John Brennan told a congressional committee Thursday.

New FBI warning after Brennan doxing


The FBI has revised a warning to senior police officers and other public officials about hacktivism and doxing, following the successful take-over last month of the personal e-mail account of CIA Director John Brennan by teenage hackers.

Intel officials reopen ‘going dark’ argument after Paris attacks


Intelligence officials are again raising concerns over encrypted communications and the so-called "dark Web" after alleged members of ISIS ​planned and executed a series of deadly attacks Friday in Paris without leaving a digital footprint.

‘Stoner’ hacker dumps personal data of CIA, DHS chiefs


The personal information of CIA Director John Brennan, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and 19 other current and former intelligence officials has been dumped online by hackers calling themselves "Crackas With Attitude," who say they are motivated by anger at the killings of Palestinians.

The complex intelligence world 14 years after 9/11


Fourteen years since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the threat matrix facing the U.S. is a vastly different and much more complex one, some of the biggest players in the intelligence community said Thursday.