The hacker group Lulz Security has claimed it has brought down the public-facing website of the US Central Intelligence Agency.
Infamous for a series of high-profile hacks on Sony, Nintendo, the PBS, FBI affiliates, LulzSec claimed on Wednesday its responsibility for hacking the website for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
"Tango Down - cia.gov - for the lulz," the group tweeted at around 6 p.m., June 15 at https://twitter.com/#!/LulzSec/status/81115804636155906
Over the weekend, a portion of the Senate website was hacked, and the same website was targeted again on Wednesday. LulzSec was unable to access proprietary data due to a firewall, the Senate acknowledged today.
Its Twitter followers have swelled to nearly 160,000.