Hackers Target CIA, Mexican, Alabama Websites

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CNN) — Websites affiliated with the CIA, Mexico’s mining ministry and the state of Alabama were down Friday, allegedly done in by hackers, government officials and a well-known hacking group reported.

A message Friday on a Twitter page and Tumblr feed affiliated with the hacking group known as Anonymous celebrated that the Central Intelligence Agency’s website had been taken down.

The posting read: “CIA TANGO DOWN: www.cia.gov/ #Anonymous.” A later one pointed to a news story indicating “#Anonymous hackers hit CIA, U.N., Mexico websites.”

Numerous outside reports indicated the CIA’s website was down, and CNN’s attempts from late Friday afternoon into the evening to get onto the site failed.

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