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The CIA.Gov is down !!!!! Who did it and why ?>!!!>!

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posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 05:37 PM
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So apperntly the CIA has fallen victim to hacking. Is this the work of a pro-people hacking group (Lulz, Anon etc) bringing down the CIA ? or simply the government creating a fake threat to propel harsher internet regulations ?


A report from Reuters is indicating that hacker group Lulz Security (LulzSec) broke into a public portion of the Senate website over a weekend and claimed responsibility for that attack in a Tweet Monday. Now, for the second time in a week, the group has broken into a public senate site and downloaded information.

“They’re getting nothing but the attacks continue,” Senate sergeant at arms Martina Bradford told Reuters, “We’ve been able to stay ahead of the hackers and keep them out of the main Senate network.”

In addition to the Senate website the LulzSec group, which has yet to claim this latest hack, has also performed attacks on the International Monetary Fund and Lockheed Martin, Citigroup, Google and Michaels stores.

At this time, CIA.gov, the official site of the Central Intelligence Agency, is also unresponsive to browsing. LulzSec has seemed to claim responsibility for the CIA site going down with this Tweet, posted Wednesday evening PST, stating “Tango down - CIA.gov – for the lulz.”.


thenextweb.com...

www.huffingtonpost.com...

And if you would like to follow Lulz, or send them love/hate tweets here it is :

twitter.com...#!/lulzsec




posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 05:48 PM
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Fake threat CIA will never go down unless
the president orders to do so, even then
they will just assassinate the presdient
like some of the previous ones.



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 05:50 PM
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Whether probed by the government or not, the cyber revolution is typing at our desktops.



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 05:50 PM
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Not down now

2nd



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 06:01 PM
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Originally posted by Scoriada
Not down now

2nd


It is for me lol, go down a bit and look at the tweet feeds as well.

lmgtfy.com...


Originally posted by foreshadower99
Fake threat CIA will never go down unless
the president orders to do so, even then
they will just assassinate the presdient
like some of the previous ones.


Are you claiming that the CIA would only bring down their site if told by the president ? ... if so, either Obama did this -_- or Lulz

edit on 15-6-2011 by WordPlayJAy because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 06:11 PM
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Pffffff it's just another website on the internet, it's not like they took Echelon down.



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 06:11 PM
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down!!! took screenshot, this is an historical moment...

START THE REVOLUTION, NOW!!!!!!



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 06:13 PM
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Ok, so these "freedom fighters" want to attack Govt. websites right after Pentagon calls it a cyber war?
And some of you people call them noble organizations?

Why not last presidential term, why only after Obama's Kill Switch and why on after the Pentagon said it's acts of war?

People really need to stop listening to the manifesto of these hacktivists and start looking at their actions.

Where is the skepticism?
This is not being a conspiracy theorist, this is just following whatever masquerades itself as the opposition!
Stalin spoke of leading the opposition and history repeats itself.

Wake Up!!!!!



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 06:15 PM
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No jokes, it's just China at it again.



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 06:20 PM
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all i hear is fear, the fear your downloads arent possible anymore and your internetz activity is monitored so your posts here or wherever will bring you into trouble...

and thats what we need to fight for, no gov shell be able to do so and the actions are just a response, it was not hacking gov -> kill switch, they came up with all this IBAN/Swift, webpage censorship kill switch stuff before the take down of their institutions took place...



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 06:20 PM
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Why would LulzSec take their own website down?
edit on 15/6/2011 by Iamonlyhuman because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 06:21 PM
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reply to post by ModernAcademia
 


I do agree that a certain level of skepticism is necessary and that the timing does seem odd... but do we have many options ? Even if this a government psyop situation ... it is getting people to think about the problems with our gov, which is something we ALL need.



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 06:26 PM
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Originally posted by Hessdalen
down!!! took screenshot, this is an historical moment...

START THE REVOLUTION, NOW!!!!!!
post the screenshot. I am still able to open it without any problem.



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 06:26 PM
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It's highly unlikely in fact almost guaranteed, that nothing of value is stored within their public facing site. A zero-day against their web server could easily take them down. Other than some inconvenience on the cia's part this is just a brief show of force. Expect more government sites to go down though, for the lulz of course


brill



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 06:29 PM
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Lol and it's not that they will have over a month of downtime to upgrade their security like Sony had.



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 06:31 PM
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And it is still NOT down WTH?

scroll to the right to see the time and date on my start bar.
edit on 15-6-2011 by Scoriada because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 06:31 PM
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I agree with Grey Magic here it is simply another website that they have taken down here, nothing bigger than that plain and simple.

Though it does make me laugh hahahaha as the government is probably pissed off as hell that this has happened.

Good for LulzSec, keep it up something needs to be done against the government, and so far the only thing that has been done is these hackers. I support you!



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 06:36 PM
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To those who are still able to open the CIA website: it's probable that your browser is opening a cached version of the site.
It is down...

One source of many



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 06:40 PM
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So are they actually hacking into it or simply D-Dos'ing it?
crashing the server by bombarding it with legion requests?



posted on Jun, 15 2011 @ 06:44 PM
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It's "just" a denial-of-service. The connection times-out.
No fancy messages or anything even remotely interesting. Just "This webpage is not available."



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