(The Hosting News) – The hacking group known as Lulz Security is at it again, claiming responsibility for breaching the CIA’s website (cia.gov).
The breach resulted in several hours of downtime, but the site is now back up and running.
In a statement left on their Twitter page late Wednesday, the group said, “WikiLeaks supporters, LulzSec, take down CIA… who has task force into WikiLeaks.”
It remains unclear as to if the hackers were able to make away with any sensitive information.
CNN reported that a CIA spokesman said they’re looking into it.
Meanwhile, Reuters has reported that a second breach of the U.S. Senate’s site has occurred. LulzSec had taken responsibility for the initial breach.
Besides hacking the senate site, the group has become famous in recent months for hacking such sites as PBS, Sony, Nintendo, and an FBI-affiliate. The group typically uses DDoS attacks.
LulzSec usually claims that it does the hacks for laughs. However,the group has been motivated in the past by a PBS documentary covering WikiLeaks and the U.S. government’s declaration that some cyber attacks could be considered attacks of war.