Anonymous Says It Knocked C.I.A. Site Offline

February 13, 2012
Cyber Security, Incidents
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Hackers claimed responsibility for knocking the Web site of the Central Intelligence Agency offline on Friday, under the banner of the hacking collective Anonymous. By late Friday afternoon, the site was still unavailable.

On Twitter, an account affiliated with Anonymous said it was responsible for the attack, which appeared to be one that involved bombarding the site with traffic until it ground to a halt, rather than an intrusion into the agency’s computer systems.

via The New York Times, continued here.