Source: Data Breach Today

Feds Bust Alleged 'Crackas With Attitude' Hackers
Group Claimed Credit for Dumping CIA Director's AOL Emails

Two men allegedly tied to the hacking group "Crackas With Attitude" have been arrested as part of an investigation into hacks against U.S. government systems as well as senior government officials, including CIA Director John Brennan's personal AOL email account.

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Andrew Otto Boggs, a.k.a. "Incursio," 22, and Justin Gray Liverman, a.k.a. "D3f4ult," 24, were both arrested Sept. 8 in North Carolina as part of a joint operation involving the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service, according to the Justice Department.

The men have been charged with conspiring to violate numerous federal laws, including falsely impersonating an officer or employee of the United States, aggravated identity theft, computer-related fraud, providing false information or perpetuating hoaxes as well as making harassing telephone calls.

The FBI alleges that the Crackas with Attitude group included not just Boggs and Liverman, but also three individuals based in the United Kingdom - Cracka, 17; Derp, 17; and Cubed, 15 - who legally cannot be named because of their ages. They were arrested in January and February (see UK Police Arrest Suspect Over CIA Director's Email Hack).

Boggs and Liverman are due to first appear in federal court next week.

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Source: Data Breach Today