Anonymous Hits CIA, Alabama Websites

Hackers seek revenge for state's crackdown on immigrants
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 10, 2012 5:15 PM CST
Anonymous says it took down the CIA website again.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – It's been another busy Friday for the hackers of Anonymous: They're claiming credit for taking down the CIA website (again) and for hacking into police and government websites in Alabama, reports CNN. The hackers say they stole the personal information of 46,000 people, with the city of Mobile a particular target, notes AP. Anonymous said it was taking revenge for Alabama's "racist legislation" on illegal immigrants.

"You complain about immigrants costing the state money, however, you do not care about spending the same money to protect your own legal citizens," the group said in a statement. It promised to destroy the personal data, which includes Social Security numbers and phone numbers, rather than make it public. (Read more Anonymous stories.)

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