Berto Jongman: Anonymous Takes Down CIA Website + RECAP

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This refers to the external publicity site, not to any analytic or operational system.

Anonymous Takes Down CIA Website

Hacker group Anonymous on Friday took down the website of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), online publication PC Magazine reported.

The website is still offline.

“CIA TANGO DOWN: https://www.cia.gov/ #Anonymous,” the @YourAnonNews feed tweeted.

Anonymous did not make public the attack’s details, but the group’s hackers normally use distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks to knock their targets offline.

“We are aware of the problems accessing our website, and are working to resolve them,” CIA spokeswoman Jennifer Youngblood said Friday night as quoted by the CNN.

Last month, Anonymous briefly took down the websites of the Department of Justice and the FBI in retaliation for the Megaupload file sharing site’s shutdown.

Phi Beta Iota:  The solution was clearly stated in 1994 and again in 2010.  Until the US Government gets a grip on “Smart Nation” and “Whole Earth” concepts of security at the code level, migrating to open source software across the board, and reinforcing all the shared nodes, it will continue to be easy to take down individual capabilities.  And if all else fails, most systems can be taken down by cutting their obvious external big wires and/or their satellite downlinks, most easily reachable from outside the wire with various means.

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