The hacker group Anonymous claimed on Friday to have taken down the website of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
In a tweet coming from @YourAnonNews, Anonymous announced “CIA Tango down”, as the CIA website on Friday became inaccessible.
“Tango down” is used by the U.S. military, particularly its elite Special Forces units, as a code which stands for having an enemy taken down.
As of press time, the CIA website at CIA.gov is still down.
The attack by Anonymous follows attacks it also carried out on the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation websites in January as retaliation for the U.S. operation which shut down the MegaUpload network of sites.
Furthermore, Anonymous has also claimed on Friday to have taken down the website of the Mexican chamber of mines at camimex.org.mx.
The CIA website was also claimed to have been once taken down by LulzSecurity, a hacker group allied with the Anonymous hacker collective.