On Friday, the British teenager Kane Gamble (18) from Coalville, Leicester, admitted in a British court to have attempted to hack into the computers of top US officials, including former CIA chief John Brennan.
Kane Gamble pleaded guilty to ten charges related to the attempted intrusions occurred between late 2015 and early 2016.
Gamble pleaded guilty to eight charges of performing a function with intent to gain unauthorized access, and two charges of unauthorized acts with intent to compromise the operation of a computer.
The teenager targeted the US Department of Justice and many other senior American security officials from his home in the East Midlands region of England.
The list of targeted officials is long and includes James Clapper, the Director of National Intelligence under President Obama’s administration and the deputy director of the FBI Jeh Johnson.
The teenager was released on conditional bail ahead of sentencing on December 15.
The man was suspected to be the member the dreaded hacking crews ‘Crackas With Attitude‘ that targeted the US officials between October 2015 and February 2016.
In September 2016, U.S. authorities arrested two alleged members of the Crackas With Attitude group involved in dumping details of officials with the FBI and the DHS.
In September 2017, one of the two men arrested has been sentenced to five years in federal prison.