BREAKING: Anonymous Claims to Take Down CIA Website
Runnin' Scared just got word from Anonymous's Twitter feed that the hacktivist group has taken down the Central Intelligence Agency's website, writing: "CIA TANGO DOWN: https://www.cia.gov/ #Anonymous (via @RT_America) http://goo.gl/zBW2b."
As of 3:53 p.m., the CIA's website does not appear to be working.
Anonymous also claims to have hacked the Mexican Ministry of Mines today.
This is not the first time Anonymous has brought a standstill to government internet ops.
Last Friday marked the return of Anonymous's "Fuck FBI Friday" campaign, during which the collective attacked web portals for the FBI, the Department of Homeland Security, the Boston Police Department, the Greek Justice Ministry, and lawyers defending a U.S. soldier involved in a civilian massacre.
Check back to Runnin' Scared for updates.
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