Thursday, June 16, 2011

Hacking group LulzSec says it takes out CIA website

By Winda Benedetti

Hacking collective LulzSec has struck its biggest target yet – the Central Intelligence Agency.a

The loose-knit organization has claimed via its Twitter feed that it is responsible for the outage of the website.a

A visit to the site of the CIA's public website confirms that it is, indeed, offline for the time being.a

"We are looking into these reports," a CIA spokeswoman told Reuters.a

LulzSec announced what is likely a DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack shortly before 6 p.m. East Coast time.a

"Tango down," the group Tweeted, pointing to

This follows weeks of attacks by the group that have taken out multiple gaming websites as well as an FBI website, a porn site and a Senate website as well.a

For more LulzSec news, please see:a

Hackers again break into U.S. Senate website Bethesda is latest game company hit by hackers LulzSec goes on hacking rampage against game sites


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