When the private email accounts of CIA director John Brennan and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson were hacked in late 2015, an anonymous group quickly took credit.
It was an early example of the vulnerability of the US government’s data stream.
Shortly after the hack, CNN did an interview with one of the supposed hackers and he revealed that he smokes weed all day, every day and that he most likely hacked the CIA director’s email account when he was high.
When asked his motivations, the hacker responded that he did it to “free Palestine,” referring to the US’s support of the Israeli occupation. He also stated that the hack’s difficult was a 1 out of 10, meaning it was superiorly easy.
It finds relevance as the US government flailingly proposed the Russian government was responsible for recent hacks during the US presidential election of 2016. This goes to show that stoned out 22-year-olds (even those residing in America, as this hacker did at the time) are fully capable of busting into the “protected” databases of government officials.