ON Wednesday October 21 Wikileaks released personal details from CIA Chief John Brennan’s personal email account.
The six documents on the Wikileaks website include a security clearance application with sensitive information. This is a form all federal employees must complete and it reveals details about his criminal history and associations with foreign governments.
The CIA has condemned the hacking and labelled it a crime:
“This attack is something that could happen to anyone and should be condemned, not promoted. There is no indication that any the documents released thus far are classified. In fact, they appear to be documents that a private citizen with national security interests and expertise would be expected to possess.”
Late on Wednesday Wikileaks tweeted that they would continue to release Brennan´s emails saying that the information would include “US strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan.”
The FBI and the Secret Service are also investigating the hacking. A 13 year old high school student in the US has claimed that he was responsible.
John Brennan was made director of the CIA in 2013 and came into the job with four years experience as assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism.