Hackers say attacked CIA site, service disrupted

BOSTON Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:49pm EDT

BOSTON (Reuters) - The Lulz Security group of hackers said in a Tweet that it had launched an attack on the public website of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.

The site, www.cia.gov, was unavailable for a few minutes on Wednesday evening, immediately after the group announced the attack via Twitter.

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

The group Lulz Security announced the attack shortly before 6 p.m. East Coast time.

"Tango down," the group Tweeted, pointing to www.cia.gov.

Lulz broke into a public website of the Senate over the weekend and released data stolen from the legislative body's computer servers.

(Reporting by Jim Finkle, Phil Stewart and Marius Bosch)

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Comments (2)
CMaloney_89 wrote:
The Government must really hate the Cyber-Space Community right now, seeing that they just got hacked into by another group!

Jun 15, 2011 7:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
CMaloney_89 wrote:
The Government must really hate the Cyber-Space Community right now since they just got hacked into by another group!

Jun 15, 2011 7:28pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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