CIA's website taken down by hackers: media
Websites of U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Alabama state government were taken down by hackers on Friday, reports indicated.
According to a message left Friday on Twitter page affiliated with the hacking group known as Anonymous, hackers have taken down the CIA website. "CIA TANGO DOWN: https://www.cia.gov/ #Anonymous." Xinhua quoted the message as saying.
Local news outlets have reported the incident, and attempts to log onto the CIA site have failed late Friday afternoon. CIA spokeswoman Jennifer Youngblood was quoted as saying they are "looking into these reports."
Other than the CIA, hackers also compromised sites affiliated with the Alabama state government. The Alabama Department of Homeland Security said in a news release that they are "aware of the current situation regarding individual(s) claiming responsibility for hacking into a state of Alabama ... public website."
It was not clear at the moment which Alabama website was hacked. It is reported that hackers targeted Alabama government in response to its tough immigration law.