CIA Website Taken Down by Anonymous

By Jack Phillips
Epoch Times Staff
Created: February 13, 2012 Last Updated: March 7, 2012
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Hacker group Anonymous claimed responsibility for hacking the CIA’s website on Friday, which was the latest attack by the group on a U.S. federal agency.

The collective rendered the CIA website inaccessible to people attempting to visit it for most of Friday.

Anonymous, however, said via its Twitter account that: “We’d remind media that if we report a hack or DDOS attack, it doesn’t necessarily mean we did it—FYI.”

A CIA spokesperson said on Friday night that the intelligence agency was “aware of the problems accessing our website, and are working to resolve them,” according to CNN. The website was back on Saturday morning.

Lulz Security, a group affiliated with Anonymous, took the CIA website down last June.

Anonymous also claimed responsibility for hacking into Alabama’s state servers in retaliation to controversial immigration legislation passed several months ago. “We targeted your police and government servers, and as a result … we have stumbled across a treasure trove of data,” it said.


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