Not content with simply accessing Clapper’s email, the hacker reportedly forwarded all calls to the intelligence director to Paul Larudee, the co-founder of the Free Palestine Movement organization.
“We’re aware of the matter and we reported it to the appropriate authorities”, spokesman Brian Hale told Motherboard, which first reported the hack.
Clapper, 74, has been the director of national intelligence since 2010.
At the time, the collective said the hacks had been done in support of the Palestinian cause, and emails lifted from Mr. Brennan’s personal account were subsequently provided to and published by WikiLeaks.
The hacker, known as “Cracka”, contacted Motherboard and claimed to have infiltrated several accounts connected to Clapper, including his home telephone and internet and personal email, as well as his wife’s email.
The reporter, Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai, said Cracka provided him screenshots of some of that material but not Clapper’s personal email.
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The hacker provided phone numbers belonging to either Clapper or his wife, Susan, to Motherboard.
“You asked why I did it“, the CWA member told Motherboard. “I just wanted the gov to know people aren’t f***ing around, people know what they’re doing and people don’t agree #FreePalestine“.
Meanwhile, security expert Michael Adams, who worked for US Special Operations Command, said it was “insane” that Clapper’s personal information wasn’t concealed better.
“If I’m the Director of National Intelligence of the United States of America nobody is going to know where the f*** I live, nobody is going to have my goddamn phone number or address“, he said to Motherboard.