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    Just for Lulz: CIA, DHS Hack Likely Done ‘Just for Fun’ by Student

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    The confirmed hacking of the heads of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) were likely done just for entertainment, former US Defense Intelligence Agency director Michael Flynn said at on Tuesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — According to Tuesday reports, CIA Director John Brennan and DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson had their private email accounts compromised by a high-school student.

    "This morning it [CIA, DHS hack] got confirmed, that is a pretty blatant thing, probably done just for the fun of it," Flynn said at a cybersecurity forum.

    Flynn commented that the hacker was able to gain access to "two of the most secure individuals in our government."

    Although federal law enforcement denied that any classified information was stolen from the account, the alleged hacker claims to have one of the hacking target’s application for security clearance, containing a trove of personal details.

    The identity of the hacker is still unconfirmed by US authorities.

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