Anonymous hack CIA, shut down website

Published: February 11, 2012

CIA website suspended after Anonymous hacks it.

Hactivist group, Anonymous has garnered fame, fans, followers and enemies by targeting government organisations for its hacking-for-a-cause. Hacking into the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) website and even phonecalls, this week they directed their anger towards the Central Investigation Agency (CIA), the premiere spy agency in the world.

Mashable reported on Friday that Anonymous took down CIA’s website at about 3:50 (US eastern time) Friday. They subsequently announced this through one of their affiliate Twitter accounts in a message reminiscent of lingo used by agents to denote one of them has been struck down: “CIA TANGO DOWN: cia.gov

Last week, as the group hacked into the FBI, it released an audio recording of a conversation between the FBI and Scotland Yard about a joint cybercrime investigation into the workings of Anonymous.

Reader Comments (9)

  • Feb 11, 2012 - 4:58AM

    Hacker breached into most secure website, Salute to the Talent of the Hacker, these people are precious and rare :)

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Feb 11, 2012 - 9:11AM

    After 2010, the on going decade is dedicated for the Hackers.

    No body can stop them from hacking any website in the world.

    But their targets are government’s websites so that they can put their demands and make the government’s understand as what to do and what should not be done.

    This is a new way of putting their demands.

    I think that such cases are directly cases of website’s kidnapping and then demanding for ransom.

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  • Waqas
    Feb 11, 2012 - 3:34PM

    hello

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  • Noise
    Feb 11, 2012 - 4:12PM

    I think in the future governments will decide that tracing and imprisoning hackers is the only way to stop hacking attacks

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  • Someone
    Feb 11, 2012 - 5:56PM

    LOL. *Facepalm

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  • Imran Mohammad
    Feb 11, 2012 - 8:22PM

    No one is invincible after all.

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  • Truth Be Told
    Feb 11, 2012 - 8:59PM

    Anonymous hackers hacked website of onymous hackers…. tit for tat

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  • Cautious
    Feb 11, 2012 - 10:21PM

    Denial of service attacks has nothing to do with breaking someones security — it should also be noted that the CIA doesn’t use it’s webpage for anything other than basic PR and making the site “busy” for a few hours has no impact on CIA operations. It would be akin to closing down the Pakistan military website – except that no one would notice or report that.

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  • Sobriquet
    Feb 12, 2012 - 2:11AM

    @Colonel: The security of the CIA’s actual computer systems has not been hacked. This is only a denial-of-service attack which overloads the servers with page requests. So what’s the big deal?

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