Hacker Group Anonymous strikes again – this time taking down the government site CIA.gov down. The group have claimed responsibility for making the CIA website inaccessible on Friday – the latest attack on a US federal agency.
A Twitter post on a feed used by hackers’ collective Anonymous said #Anonymous takes down main CIA website cia.gov; site is still down | goo.gl/UL2ij
Anonymous said in another tweet, “We’d remind media that if we report a hack or ddos attack, it doesn’t necessarily mean we did it…FYI.”
The group earlier this month also hacked Greek Ministry of Justice Website in protest against the controversial ACTA treaty – followed by posting the tweet on the micro-blogging site stated with a line to an intercepted FBI/Scotland Yard telephone conference call, hacking FBI and Scotland Yard conference call.
The group also two days back hacked the email accounts of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s aides. The hacker group hacked some 78 username and password combinations for the accounts and 56 of those accounts used the password “12345”, while five others added just a “6” to that string.
The group earlier announced the period of whole of March as “Black March”, stating, “We will not tolerate the Media Industries’ lobbying for legislation which will censor the Internet,” – pointing boycott of music, films and other media throughout the month of March.