ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Two North Carolina men have been arrested and charged in connection with a network of computer hackers that allegedly targeted CIA Director John Brennan and other senior government officials.
Federal prosecutors in Alexandria said 22-year-old Andrew Otto Boggs, known online as “INCURSIO,” of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, and 24-year-old Justin Gray Liverman, also known as “D3F4ULT,” of Morehead City, North Carolina, were arrested Thursday.
Prosecutors say Boggs and Liverman were members of a hacking group called “Crackas With Attitude.” Beginning in October, the hackers gained access to personal online accounts of senior U.S. government officials. The officials are not identified in a 37-page affidavit.
Earlier this year, British authorities arrested a 16-year-old boy who they said used the name “Cracka” to target Brennan and others.