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LulzSec Takes Down The CIA's Homepage

Hacking group LulzSec's notoriety seems to be growing with each passing day, and now they have taken down the CIA's website, a move that will undoubtedly be seen as an escalation.

The group posted comments on Twitter that the attack was done with “a very simple packet flood” and, in the kind of language that reminds people of 4 Chan, went on to add that “the CIA anti-lizards will probably rise from the packet sea while we rest our shining-yet-saturated power field arrays,” CNN (opens in new tab)reports. (opens in new tab)

LulzSec has received considerable attention in the past few weeks for successfully hacking servers belonging to Sony, Nintendo, government websites and others, though it intentionally did not harm some of its targets.

On Tuesday LulzSec launched a hotline number requesting internet users to direct them to new targets and in the last two days it has managed to bring down a number of gaming sites including Minecraft and League of Legends.

The hack on the CIA site has yet to be acknowledged, but the site remain out of touch for certain periods yesterday. Security analysts believe that such brazen attacks are likely to draw even closer scrutiny from law enforcement agencies, which could lead to their capture.