1. cyber

    Hackers Attack CIA Website

    The website of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is unresponsive and unavailable after reports that the website had been attacked by internet hackers in Washington June 15, 2011. The Lulz Security group of hackers said in a Tweet that it had launched an attack on the public website of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. The site, www.cia.gov, was unavailable for a few minutes on Wednesday evening, immediately after the group announced the attack via Twitter.  "We are looking into these reports," a CIA spokeswoman said.

    Jim Bourg, Reuters / Landov

    These hackers just keep getting bolder: The CIA’s website went down on Wednesday night after a cyberattack by Lulz Security, the same group that has recently gone after PBS, Sony, and the U.S. Senate. The CIA’s website could not be accessed after the attack; there is no evidence, however, that any sensitive data has been compromised. "All they're doing is saying 'Look how good we are,'" says Jeffrey Carr, an expert on cyberwarfare. "These guys are literally in it for embarrassment, to say 'your security is crap.'"

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