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Computer Hacks Targeting The U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper Reveals The Need For New Internet Protocols

January 20. 2015

James Clapper

Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, is the subject of a computer hack conducted by a teenage hacker targeting U.S. government official. Months prior, teenage hackers targeted the email account of CIA Director, John Brennan and disclosed its contents to the public via the whistleblower website Wikileaks.

CIA Director John Brennan

These incidents reveals the fact U.S. national security in the area of computing and the internet is in dire need of upgrading. Two of America's top government officials being the subjects of successful computer hacks means it was an entry way to illegally obtaining top secret information of a higher security classification. Hackers are known for selling information. Many national secrets are ending up in the hands of people in the international community. Washington does not want said people and governments to be in possession of top secret files, but it is happening.

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US official: Clapper's online personal accounts hacked

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Just months after reports that someone was hacking CIA Director John Brennan's personal email, a U.S. intelligence official is confirming that online personal accounts linked to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper also have been hacked. DNI spokesman Brian Hale said Tuesday that Clapper's office is aware of the hacking and has reported the incident to appropriate authorities. He declined to provide other details.

An individual not authorized to discuss details who spoke only on condition of anonymity, said that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence was aware of the hacking incident before it was first reported Tuesday by Motherboard, an online magazine and video channel on science and technology. Motherboard reported that the same teen-age hacker who broke into Brennan's account also targeted Clapper...

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