The PJ Tatler

Top Secret! Teen Claims He Hacked CIA Director's AOL Account

The worst possible choice to head the Central Intelligence Agency — John Brennan — is now the subject of this possible embarrassment:

Hillary Rodham Clinton’s email scandal didn’t stop the head of the CIA from using his own personal AOL account to stash work-related documents, according to a high school student who claims to have hacked into them.

CIA Director John Brennan’s private account held sensitive files — including his 47-page application for top-secret security clearance — until he recently learned that it had been infiltrated, the hacker told The Post.

Other emails stored in Brennan’s non-government account contained the Social Security numbers and personal information of more than a dozen top American intelligence officials, as well as a government letter about the use of “harsh interrogation techniques” on terrorism suspects, according to the hacker.

It might must be a teenage boast, but…

The FBI and other federal agencies are now investigating the hacker, with one source saying criminal charges are possible, law enforcement sources said. “I think they’ll want to make an example out of him to deter people from doing this in the future,” said a source who described the situation as “just wild” and “crazy.”

“I can’t believe he did this to the head of the CIA,’’ the source added. “[The] problem with these older-generation guys is that they don’t know anything about cybersecurity, and as you can see, it can be problematic.”

The country’s in the very best of hands.