Hackers claim credit for CIA website going offline
The cia.gov site was unavailable around 3.50pm ET, allegedly due to a Denial of Service(DDS)-attack from hackers affiliated with the group UGNazi.
The site block was initially claimed by Anonymous after the group tweeted: “CIA TANGO DOWN”, but later it admitted fellow hacktivists UGNazi had instead brought down the site.
By 6pm cia.gov was back up and running. The CIA did not confirm the attack but said they were “looking into these reports”. Hacktivists also reportedly attacked the website for the United Nations.