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Obama’s Global Warming Czar Hacked After Giving Away Email Password

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Andrew Follett Energy and Science Reporter
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The hacker group Crackas With Attitude (CWA) hacked into the White House global warming czar’s phone and email account by asking his wife for the password.

Hackers informed the tech-website Motherboard about their attack on John Holdren’s email account. The group accessed his account by impersonating the global warming czar and asking his wife for the password over online chat.

They allegedly hacked the emails to get the U.S. government to support a free Palestine. They even asked Motherboard to print the statement “F*ck zionist f*cks and bomb Israel leaders.”

CWA used Holdren’s password to break into his home telephone and set it so all the calls would be forwarded a number for the Free Palestine Movement, and they also comprised Holdren’s cable subscription and personal email account.

This isn’t the first time CWA hackers got a top government official’s personal information. CWA accessed accounts belong to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper earlier in January by employing a similar method.

[dcquiz] CWA comprised the accounts by using “social engineering.” This technique includes doing simple research, sending fake emails, or just asking for the personal information which secures many accounts. One CWA hacker previously posed as a Verizon technician to acquire enough personal information to access an account belonging to CIA director John Brennan.

In November, the hackers broke into federal databases and published the identities of more than 2,000 U.S. law enforcement agents. They claim to have found Holdren’s wife’s email address in one of those databases.

The groups activities prompted the FBI to issue an alert warning politicians that they could be “doxed.”

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