Anonymous Takes Down CIA Website

CIAVia AFP via Google News:

The website of the Central Intelligence Agency was inaccessible on Friday after the hacker group Anonymous claimed to have knocked it offline.

“CIA Tango down,” a member of Anonymous said on @YourAnonNews, a Twitter feed used by the group. “Tango down” is an expression used by the US Special Forces when they have eliminated an enemy. Attempts to access the CIA website at cia.gov were unsuccessful.

More than two hours after the initial attack on the site attempts by AFP to reach cia.gov were met with a message saying the Web page was not available. Members of Anonymous also claimed Friday to have hacked the website of Camimex, the Mexican chamber of mines, and posted emails taken from the site online …

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38 Comments on "Anonymous Takes Down CIA Website"

  1. Anarchy Pony | Feb 10, 2012 at 11:41 pm |

    XKCD has something to say on this;
    http://xkcd.com/932/

    • Ha very clever, I’m not sure if I believe “anonymous” are CIA, but I think they’re doing the CIA more good than harm. By creating an idea of cyber terrorism, people learn to fear and hate them because they are “terrorsts”, essentually giving the government and powers-that-be the right to do whatever they want because they are “protecting” the masses, and if there’s anything the western world loves to hate, it’s terrorism.

      • So do you believe that they are really anonymous and that the Pentagon is unable to determine who the so-called troublemakers are? Hahaha. Maybe we ought to loan the Pentagon land area to Walmart or something since the CIA is apparently so inept. Dude, the best hackers on the planet work for the CIA.

        • I just said I’m not sure if I do believe, not that I don’t believe. anonymous could well be CIA, I don’t want to believe that, although it wont be the first time an imagined threat was invented by these guys. If it is CIA then the worlds fucked, but that’s what happends when the villains convince the masses they’re the good guys.

        • The NSA handles such things.  The CIA is just a boogeyman used to distract people.

      • Monkey See Monkey Do | Feb 11, 2012 at 3:07 pm |

        Yeh, might as well do nothing in fear of being labelled a terrorist…

        • At what point did I even suggest that?

          • Monkey See Monkey Do | Feb 11, 2012 at 8:18 pm |

            My point was you cant base your actions on what a government agency or corporation labels them. If they want to label it as terrorism, then fuck ’em.

          • Ah I see, completely agree with you. No doubt in time making online comments that are subversive or show descent wil be labled “terrorism”. Terrorism is a great marketing ploy, you can’t beat it, but you can keep waging new wars and creating new laws to combat it. Keep people undercontrol through force and ideologies, keep making money all in the name of protecting people against an unknown and unreal enemy.

            As Anonymous say “You can’t kill an idea”.

      • Nobody feels threatened by anonymous. The public might panic if, say, the power grid went down, or air traffic control was tampered with, but they’re not going to grant the go’vt sweeping police powers because a website gets taken down here or there. 

        Besides, getting the American public to grant you sweeping police powers is pretty much as simple as…asking. 

        • Absolutely, the reason why I mention they might act on it is because governments accross the world seem to be on abit of a rampage at the moment cracking down on any form of descent. Not to say they will really do anything about these guys, but it wouldn’t suprise me if they did.

  2. For two hours people were unable to access the CIA FAQ and Career Opportunities pages. 

  3. Anonymous is the CIA you idiots

  4. Anonymous is a mosquito.  Taking down a website for a few hours?  Yawn.  Script kiddies gone wild.  Who cares.  What difference does this make?  Not a bit.

  5. Anonymous IS the federal government. There isn’t any other logical way to look at it. I have trouble believing that with the assets of a $700 billion annual budget at one’s disposal, any group of individuals could remain anonymous for longer than a couple of hours at most. It is inconceivable to me. Secondly, these have been relatively minor breaches. I would personally love to read Bernanke’s emails, or the emails of the CEO’s of the major banks, not admire illegal banner messages posted on Ebay or knoww where a certain violent and stupid policeman lives. What am I going to do? Go over to his house and beat him up? The most important question then is WHY? Why is the government intentionally sabotaging cyber world, albeit in a non serious way? The only assumption I can come up with is because they want to create more laws. This is a build up to more internet regulation. They intend to justify it by pointing to the actions of Anonymous. Of course this is just speculation. But one thing I’m one hundred percent certain of is that Anonymous IS the government.

    • That’s what they want you to think.

      • Who’s they? The government? Why would the government want me to believe something like that? What is the logic behind it, in your opinion?

        • Fusionism | Feb 11, 2012 at 7:24 pm |

          Problem reaction, solution. Simple. These cyber terrorists must be stopped! You see now why we have to curb Internet freedom? Terrorists!

    • Anonumber7 | Feb 12, 2012 at 10:24 am |

       yeah anon is the government….
      pretty funny newfaggot
      if only you knew…

      nothing is what it seems

      • Hahaha. I’m astounded by your ignorance. If nothing is what it seems, does that not imply that my contrarian position is closer to the truth than your bandwagon one? What a moron. 

        • anonamouse | Feb 12, 2012 at 7:01 pm |

           anon started on 4chan as a joke by a bunch of fucking teenagers.
          trolls trolling trolls. and  we do it for the lulz….

    • Tuna Ghost | Feb 13, 2012 at 4:25 am |

      I would personally love to read Bernanke’s emails, or the emails of the CEO’s of the major banks, not admire illegal banner messages posted on Ebay or knoww where a certain violent and stupid policeman lives.

      We all would, but we’re not going to.  Why?  Not because Anonymous is really the government and doesn’t want us to, but because Anonymous is really what it claims to be and simply can’t do those things.  It can’t get emails from important people in huge corporations, it can’t get secret FBI or CIA files, it can’t do anything beyond what you’d expect an online coalition of hackers to be able to do.

      • Your argument would be valid if the same Anonymous hadn’t already threatened to shut down the stock market and didn’t deliver. Why would someone make a threat of that magnitude and then don’t deliver? They are professional instigators that’s why. Its been months since that threat. Have they encountered a difficulty that they cannot resolve in MONTHS, given that they had already vowed to shut it down? Doesn’t add up to me. 

  6. Take FACEBOOK DOWN

  7. You people are walking in darkness. Don’t you see where all this opression, corruption, wars, lies, and misery drives as to? The Illuminati are makeing life a nightmare so we pray for our savior, so they can hand it down to us, so we willingly follow the antichrist or – as he calls himself – Anonymous.

    • Yes, a bunch of ineffectual hackers are the Anti-Christ.

    • Tuna Ghost | Feb 13, 2012 at 4:18 am |

      If you’re aiming to be taken seriously, ascribing actions to the Illuminati is a not a good step forward

    •  I believe in the Illuminati mate….but……c’mon, screw your head back on and listen to yourself! ANONYMOUS are the anti-christ?????????? Get a grip!!

  8. Another thing I know for sure is that anyone trying to wage war against the federal government will stay away from electronics. That is rule number 1. Are you kidding me? The only ones who can get away with subversive tactics against the feds using any form of electronic mechanisms are sovereign nations like China and Russia because attacking them would mean war. Any  independent entity  will be apprehended within hours, regardless of geographic location on any part of this rock (that is if the Feds deem the threat to be serious). I don’t care if each member of Anonymous is as gifted as Hugh Jackman was in Swordfish, the CIA/NSA/FBI have tons of folks who are even better. That’s the benefit of having a $700 billion annual budget. You can easily accumulate powerful assets such as the ‘bestest’ computer nerds over a period of time. I already see myself being interrogated  in the future with this very comment being waved in my face as evidence of treason. 

  9. I fully back ANONYMOUS! Yes the internet has been praised and loved for it’s ability to not be policed……..but…….would any of you rather have 40 child porn sites or top secrets which the public SHOULD know? I wouldn’t……..as long as they don’t turn into a total blanket operation wereby there opinions and only there opinions get through!
    That would be a totally different scenario!

    #MIKEY_1974

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