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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Explains Comcast Hack

by Pete Williams /  / Updated 

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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson on Wednesday gave the most complete explanation of what hackers got from his Comcast account.

Johnson, along with CIA Director John Brennan, was victimized last month by a small group of hackers — one of them claiming to be a high school student. The hackers appear to have gotten into Brennan's AOL e-mail account.

Related: CIA Director: My Email Was Hacked, And Yours Can Be, Too

In an interview with the New York Post last month, the hacker also claimed to have broken into the Comcast account of Johnson and that he listened to Johnson's voicemails.

"What happened was, somebody called Comcast posing as me and gained access to parts of my account in my house and a phone I never use. That's an issue I'm taking up with Comcast," Johnson said.

Johnson declined to say more, saying the matter remains under investigation. He spoke at an event sponsored by the Council on Foreign Relations, moderated by Andrea Mitchell.

Comcast is the parent company of NBCUniversal, which owns NBC News.

No arrests have been made.

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