16 year old who went by handle of Cracka arrested by UK police for hacking CIA, FBI and the White House
It could not be confirmed independently whether the arrested teen was actually “Cracka,” one of the hackers from the online collective ‘Crackas With Attitude’ (CWA) that boasted hacking into the private email accounts of CIA Director John Brennan, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, and the senior White House adviser on science and technology John Holdren, over the past several months.
The teen himself denied he was Cracka in a message to Vice’s Motherboard blog, the teen denied he was Cracka.
“I’m not who you think I am,” he wrote.
The teen confirmed that he had been arrested (using the term “v&” or ‘vanned’) and kept in jail for seven hours before being released on bail, but maintained that he had told the police nothing. “They’re trying to ruin my life,” he said, adding, “I’m innocent until proven guilty so I have nothing to be worried about.”
Some other hackers are refusing to believe the arrested teen is Cracka and runs the Twitter handle of @DotGovs. A Twitter user named Penis had broken into a Department of Justice computer system last week and released names and other information on 29,000 government employees at the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday.
End of Cracka's great run? – Teen Allegedly Behind CIA, FBI Breaches: 'They're Trying to Ruin My Life.' https://t.co/2sruMCmILG
— Anonymous (@crymora) February 12, 2016
“Cracka was DotGovs, he just didn’t want to draw attention to himself,” a hacker who used to be part of CWA told Vice’s Motherboard blog.
So Cracka really is a 16 year old kid. Amazing
— Sputnik Witch Hunter (@subverzo) February 12, 2016
Some in the hacking community believe that Cracka and @DotGovs are one and same person. A hacker named“Cubed,”told the Daily Dot that Cracka had been arrested and his electronics confiscated, but was then released on “unconditional bail.”