Another week, another site take down by Anonymous; and today, the group decided to pull off another huge hit. According to an announcement posted by the hacktivist group on Twitter it claims responsibility for hacking the website of the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States. Sure enough, at this time of writing the website for the CIA (cia.gov) isn’t responding – hours after the attacks were reported.
The taking down of the CIA website is part of its ongoing F***FBIFriday campaign: a series of attacks by Anonymous against US law enforcement agencies and copyright holders, in retaliation for a raid on Megaupload. Previous targets have included the US Department of Homeland Security and the FBI. This latest attack goes to show that not even the websites of such agencies are safe from hackers who “do it for the lulz”. I wonder who’s next on their hit list?
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