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‘Crackas with Attitude’ suspect arrested in U.K.

A teen believed to be the mastermind behind the cybergang “Crackas with Attitude," a group that hacked U.S. officials, including CIA Director John Brennan, was arrested Tuesday in the U.K..

The unnamed teen is suspected of most recently leaking the personal information of more than 20,000 FBI employees and 9,000 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees.

He also stands accused of an embarrassing series of cyberattacks against Brennan, FBI Deputy Director Mark Giuliano and other U.S. government officials.

Authorities in the U.S. were shocked that a teenaged “computer nerd” had covered his tracks so well, according to CNN, and it is unclear what charges he will face domestically.In the U.K., the teen will be charged with several counts of suspicion of conspiracy to commit unauthorized access to computer material, The South East Regional Organised Crime Unit told The Daily Dot.

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