Anonymous takes credit for CIA web site shutdown

Anonymous is continuing their assault on various web sites across the globe again and their latest target also happens to be one of the most secretive. The YourAnonNews Twitter page posted up a claim that the hacker group has taken down the official web site of the Central Intelligence Agency. Indeed, the CIA.gov URL is currently inaccessible as of the writing of this news post. It's likely that the site was a victim of some kind of denial of service attack.

There was no announced reason for why Anonymous launched this newest cyber attack on a government operated web site. In January, the group briefly attacked a number of web sites in retaliation for the US government's shut down of the Megaupload file trading site. The Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's sites were among the ones that Anonymous targeted for their attacks.

In related news. News.com reports that another group that calls itself Casi claimed that it launched a cyber attack on the United Nations web site. The group also posted up what appear to be some of the web site's vunertable spots on the Pastebin.com site. The message states that the hacker or hacker group attacked the UN site to fight "for Internet freedom."

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Like the CIA cares that their website is down for limited time. If that's the only response they get from Anonymous, they'll laugh at it. It's just so weak.

Follow-up: The SQL data dump has *nothing* of consequence, so the call I made in the previous post stands. URLs that show *possible* vulns without producing any value from the q-dump and the URLs in question is actually a good indication that although the URLs *might* be used in some kind of penning that more sensitive areas of their site are secure.

Casi = Still in "Epic Fail" Mode

...except the part about the CIA website still working - it's definitely down for me.


ScottKin said,
Follow-up: The SQL data dump has *nothing* of consequence, so the call I made in the previous post stands. URLs that show *possible* vulns without producing any value from the q-dump and the URLs in question is actually a good indication that although the URLs *might* be used in some kind of penning that more sensitive areas of their site are secure.

Casi = Still in "Epic Fail" Mode

CIA.GOV is definitely up and responding - albeit a little laggy.

@VoX - alt.conspiracytheory misses you and is calling for you to return.

Tried the United Nations links in the Pastebin dox - they do nothing, so in regards to the the "Casi" clam of hacking the UN I'm calling "Bovine Fecal Excrement". Anyone can acces the data presented in the "hacks" by just using Search Terms like "Haiti" and "Republic of Congo".

Casi = Epic Fail!

Edited by ScottKin, Feb 11 2012, 3:13am :

Daniel_Pooh said,
dont attack the CIA our agents are working with you not against you.

If they were really working with us they would have released the 9/11 black boxes and told us the truth.

shadodemon said,

If they were really working with us they would have released the 9/11 black boxes and told us the truth.

yea, although they can't hold back the truth of the Reptilians for much longer.

Awesome job guys! Though it'll never happen without war and bloodshed, millions of our own people dead, at the hands of our own people. I believe taking the government back and giving it to the people is the way go to.

This is the first step in showing who is ultimately in control. No more secrets.