Kane Gamble, 18, pleads guilty to trying to hack into the computers of senior US government officials

A British teenager has admitted trying to hack into the computers of senior US government officials, including the director of the CIA and the deputy director of the FBI.

Kane Gamble, 18, pleaded guilty on Friday to 10 charges at Leicester crown court. Besides John Brennan, the then director of the CIA, and the former deputy director of the FBI, Mark Giuliano, his targets included Barack Obama’s deputy national security adviser, Avril Haines, and the former US president’s senior science and technology adviser, John Holdren.

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