In the latest round of hacking, it was the C.I.A.'s turn to get hacked. The group LulzSec has taken responsibility for the attack via its Twitter feed. The agency's website went down on Wednesday for some time, but is now back online.
"Tango down", was the tweet along with a pointer to www.cia.gov, with which the group made the announcement. The possibly DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attack was made shortly before 6 p.m. ET (8:30 am IST). C.I.A.'s public website, briefly confirmed that it was indeed offline. This website does not include classified information, and therefore does not affect the C.I.A.'s regular operations.
LulzSec had taken down the FBI website on Friday. It has been known to take down multiple gaming websites, a porn site and also twice the website of the United States Senate. While they did not tamper with any sensitive data in most cases, they published the login and passwords for around 26,000 users for the porn site.
After posting the initial tweet, the group continued to taunt with another one: "Lulz Security, where the entertainment is always at your expense, whether you realize it or not. Wrecking your infrastructures since 2011".
We have a feeling that this is not the last we have heard from them.