LulzSec ‘Takes Down’ CIA Website

somehwat-mad-completely-mad-u-mad-MADADVia BBC News:

The hacker group Lulz Security has claimed it has brought down the public-facing website of the US Central Intelligence Agency.

The alleged attack on CIA.gov occurred on the same day the group opened a telephone request line so its fans could suggest potential targets.

On its Twitter feed, the group wrote: “Tango down – cia.gov – for the lulz”.

The CIA website was inaccessible at times on Wednesday but appeared to be back up on Thursday.

It was unclear if the outage was due to the group’s efforts or to the large number of internet users trying to check the site.

The CIA would not confirm if it had been the victim of an attack. In a statement, a spokesperson told BBC News: “The CIA’s public web site experienced technical issues that caused it to respond slowly for a short time yesterday evening. Those issues are now resolved.”

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  • 58GH

    So much lulz, so much interwebs, I can’t even

  • 58GH

    So much lulz, so much interwebs, I can’t even

  • Stevec

    Probably just a ddos attack and not really a hack

    • quartz99

      yeah, that’s what it says farther down in the story for some of the other “targets”, so probably. I’d be very surprised if the site wasn’t simply brought down by all the people going to it to see if it was really down.

  • Stevec

    Probably just a ddos attack and not really a hack

  • derpdeedos

    skiddies…

  • derpdeedos

    skiddies…

  • Anonymous

    yeah, that’s what it says farther down in the story for some of the other “targets”, so probably. I’d be very surprised if the site wasn’t simply brought down by all the people going to it to see if it was really down.

  • Investinourftre

    Does anyone else see this as a ruse for them to take more control of the internet in the guise of safety and security?

    • http://twitter.com/pocketofsoil Brent

      That was actually my first thought. What with so much attention being placed on cyberattacks recently, you’d think people would want to tone down the lulz. But lulz or no lulz, laws are eventually going to be put in effect that will severely limit the public’s use of the internet… that is, if some certain organizations get their way. But hell, might as well get those lulz in when you can, the blueprints for internet crackdowns have been laid for years now.

  • Anonymous

    Does anyone else see this as a ruse for them to take more control of the internet in the guise of safety and security?

  • http://twitter.com/pocketofsoil Brent DeBoard

    That was actually my first thought. What with so much attention being placed on cyberattacks recently, you’d think people would want to tone down the lulz. But lulz or no lulz, laws are eventually going to be put in effect that will severely limit the public’s use of the internet… that is, if some certain organizations get their way. But hell, might as well get those lulz in when you can, the blueprints for internet crackdowns have been laid for years now.

  • Jallalassan

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    Ex CIA officers worked for years to create this civil war among Muslim brothers. Zoran Veljovich , Michael Huley , Cofer Black and Michael S. were among top officers of American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) .
    Michael S. aknowledged this on the TV RT show just few weeks ago. And this young child killed on the street of Muslim Holly land is just the start of American cruel action against Arabs and Muslims alltogether.

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  • Jallalassan

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    Ex CIA officers worked for years to create this civil war among Muslim brothers. Zoran Veljovich , Michael Huley , Cofer Black and Michael S. were among top officers of American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) .
    Michael S. aknowledged this on the TV RT show just few weeks ago. And this young child killed on the street of Muslim Holly land is just the start of American cruel action against Arabs and Muslims alltogether.

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