Police arrest teenager over recent US government hacks 15-year-old hacker "Cracka" was reportedly arrested earlier this week in the United Kingdom. Reuters/Kacper Pempel Authorities in the United Kingdom have reported that they believe that they have caught one of the hackers responsible for the recent wave of attacks on United States Government Officials. A 15-year-old boy who uses the name "Cracka" was arrested earlier this week for his part in a number of security breaches. He's allegedly head of the group "Crackas with Attitude" who made news back in October for breaking into the personal email of CIA head John Brennan. The group went on to access several accounts owned by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper last month. It has also come to light that "Cracka's" associates recently told The Daily Dot that he was also responsible for leaking the personal info of nearly 30,000 Homeland Security employees and FBI personnel this week. "Crackas with Attitude" generally posts the news of their exploits with a Pro-Palestinian message included. They've said that the hacks will continue until "the US government breaks ties with Israel". In fact, the group informed Motherboard that their cyber attacks will continue in spite of the arrest of their alleged leader. "Cracka" was arrested on suspicion of three cyber crimes related to the hacks on Tuesday. Reports indicate that he was released on "unconditional bail." Is hacking beneficial to our electronic society? Do hackers in fact keep us safer by pointing out flaws in security systems? I think it is only a good thing ONLY if the hacker does not use the discovered flaws to do any harm and alerts the authorities of the flaws immediately so it can be addressed. Hacking for laughs and pranks is never a benefit to society.