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 – cia.gov – 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 cia.gov was done on request.
A CIA representative has since released a statement confirming that it is “looking into” LulzSec’s claims.