LulzSec Hackers Take Down CIA Website

High-profile group strikes again, tweets 'tango down'
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 15, 2011 6:32 PM CDT

(Newser) – The hackers known as Lulz Security have struck again, this time taking down the CIA website, reports the All Things D blog. "Tango down," the group tweeted before 6pm EST when CIA.gov went down. LulzSec also recently hit the US Senate, among other high-profile targets. Today's strike came after another hacker on Twitter belittled LulzSec for hitting "soft targets," notes Gawker, which recaps the exchange.

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As for the CIA hit, "the site is for all intents and purposes the public face of the agency, so it’s not likely that any classified information is being taken or any sensitive communications disrupted," notes All Things D. But it's still a flagrant violation of law, and LulzSec "is wantonly demonstrating that it doesn't care." Click for more on the story. (Read more LulzSec stories.)

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