Notorious hacker group most popular for hacking into Sony and the US Senate have just revealed that they have hacked into the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) public website cia.gov.
CIA public website taken down for sometime
The Langley based Central Intelligence Agency was inaccessible for some time on Wednesday. Lulzsec have claimed through Twitter that it was not very difficult to do so and that it involved a simple packet flood. Through their Twitter page they indicated that they had taken down the CIA website by saying, “Tango down – cia.gov - for the lulz.”
In related news, according to a report, LulzSec have released over 62,000 email addresses and passwords it got through their cyber attacks. They are not however revealing the sources of the latest list of user information. They have also challenged people to try and log into these accounts to check for its authenticity. Many affected users are voicing their anger regarding this through Twitter. Security group Sophos has dared LulzSec to use their skills for good rather than causing harm to the cyber community.
Let us know what you think about these hacks and if it has affected you in any way.
Published Date: Jun 17, 2011 11:45 am | Updated Date: Jun 17, 2011 11:45 am