The FBI is currently investigating claims that a high school student managed to hack into the private email account of the director of the CIA, John Brennan. Reputedly, the teenager was able to access sensitive documentation which Mr Brennan had forwarded to his private account, a move which in itself is highly controversial and perhaps ill-conceived. The documents related to the security levels of different staff members at the Central Intelligence Agency.
Official sources have necessarily remained cagey due to the obvious sensitivity surrounding the breach. The hackers, of which there appear to be more than one, have said the attack was politically motivated and is linked to the US Government’s current stance on Palestine.