In a bizarre and rambling interview with CNN, the hacker who targeted CIA director John Brennan and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said that he was a habitual marijuana smoker and was “probably” high when he hacked their email accounts.
The hacker told the CNN reporter that it was extremely easy to hack both men’s accounts. His motivation behind the hack was for a “Free Palestine… the U.S. government funds Israel, and in Israel they kill innocent people.”
The reporter asked for information on the hacker’s background. “How old you are, are you in the United States; anything you can tell me about yourself?”
“Yeah, I’m below the age of 22-years-old. Uh, I smoke pot, and I live in America,” he said.