Cyber Security: LulzSec hack CIA in latest cyber attack

June 16, 2011
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via International Business Times

After claiming a successful cyber attack against the U.S. Senate’s public website, the hacker collective LulzSec has claimed responsibility for a new attack against the CIA.’s website.

LulzSec posted the a tweet on its Twitter page claiming that it had managed to bring down the public side of U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s website.

The Tweet posted read, “Tango down – – for the lulz”. A subsequent tweet posted later in the evening elaborated, “Goodnight twitter. The CIA anti-lizards will probably rise from the packet sea while we rest our shining-yet-saturated power field arrays.”

The hack happened just after the group opened up a telephone request line for “fans” to suggest potential targets — the group has not said whether the cyber attack on was done on request.

A CIA representative has since released a statement confirming that it is “looking into” LulzSec’s claims.

Despite the fact that the CIA is yet to confirm the authenticity of LulzSec’s reported attack the CIA’s website was inaccessible at points on Wednesday — though this could have occurred as a result of too many users trying to log-on at once to check LulzSec’s claims for themselves
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