Anonymous targets the CIA
February 10th, 2012
05:13 PM ET

Anonymous targets the CIA

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 claimed credit for taking down the Central Intelligence Agency's website.

The posting read: "CIA TANGO DOWN: https://www.cia.gov/ #Anonymous."

Numerous outside reports indicated the CIA's website was down, and CNN's attempts from late Friday afternoon into the evening to get into the site failed.Asked about the outage on the agency's public website, CIA spokeswoman Jennifer Youngblood said, "We are looking into these reports."

Additionally, information was "compromised" in a hacking of Alabama state websites, the Alabama Department of Homeland Security said in a news release.

"We are aware of the current situation regarding individual(s) claiming responsibility for hacking into a state of Alabama ... public website," Alabama Department of Homeland Security Director Spencer Collier said in the release.

Jack Doane, director of Alabama's Information Services Division, told CNN later by e-mail that state technology experts "are conducting a forensic analysis to determine what if any information has been compromised."

It was not immediately clear what websites were hacked or who was responsible. A web page that included Anonymous' signature tag line stated the hacking was in response to Alabama's "recent racist legislation in an attempt to punish immigrants as criminals" - referring to legislation, signed last June, aimed at cracking down on illegal immigration in the state.

Anonymous also provided links to documents, messages and other files that it said it had taken off the website of Mexico's mining ministry.

"Hello Mexican Chamber of Mines," a related Twitter post read. "Want to see your emails exposed?"

The Mexican mining ministry website appeared to be down early Friday evening.

- Barbara Starr and Joe Sutton contributed to this report


Filed under: CIA • Cybersecurity • Security Brief
soundoff (106 Responses)
  1. Temeikac Sakarim

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    July 9, 2012 at 1:32 am | Reply
  2. Leafburger

    If anybody thinks that this affects more than a few dozen people that check the CIA Factbook, hardley more than an almanac, each day then they are seriously delusional.

    "Oh no! The CIA website is down!! How am I going to check my email from my middle east informants today?!"

    STOOOPID!

    February 12, 2012 at 2:41 am | Reply
  3. Iranacockuptheirass

    It wasn't me and you can not prove a thing

    February 11, 2012 at 11:47 pm | Reply
    • lets see how good you realy are

      here is a thought for anonymous........ why dont you try bringing down the al jazeera site or the sites from countries that want to kill you. if you guys could do something helpfull you might be able to take off your mask. lets see what you can do. i mean – shit you are making enemies anyway why not make it a real cha;llenge and help the people in your own country. unless you are just some chi-com thief. make trouble for those who would kill you giiven the first chance they get. you are in our buisiness and you are nothing more then a minor inconvenience. why not go for the throat of your real enemies. not only would you not have to hide but you would probably get a government grant to continue...... these other enemies cant touch you or put you in jail so you could do whatever you want without fear of reprisal . you help no one with this baby game..... like a used diaper game. you put the used diaper on your head and wait for attention. your efforts so far ammount to nothing more then that

      February 12, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Reply
  4. original nunya

    yeah they should step out of the shadows and run for office..what a great idea they could really change stuff and stuff....noooootttt!!!!!

    February 11, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Reply
  5. C Parker

    People should start parking their cars across the entrances to media outlets like CNN until they understand the difference between denial of service and hacking. This might also illuminate just how meaningless preventing access to a site like CNN offices is for anyone other than internal users.

    February 11, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Reply
  6. Pete/Ark

    It wasn't a true "hack" it was an useage overload...and I actually know one victim of it...my 11year old granddaughter uses that site to get geographic and demographic data for school reports...even the Navy band playing various national anthems...can't do that for a time due to the "bravery" of these wannabe cyberwarriors...what a bunch of useless clowns to be blacking out a source of knowledge....if they want to fight the CIA let them do it in court,in congress, or in the battlefield...unless of course they simply hate people they don't know.

    February 11, 2012 at 1:35 pm | Reply
    • Guy K.

      What a bunch of gutless wonders these Anonymous Hackers are ! They bitch and moan about "There Rights" similar to "Occupy" dose. But when you get right down too it they are nothing more than cowards who hide behind a computer screen. If they were truly set in there convictions, let's see them come out in the daylight and do something constructive about what they feel is wrong and unjust with the system or the world ! How about building a house for the homeless or feeding the hungry or running for office where they can do some real good instead of running down the system. Sort of like a coward who comes up and socks you in the back and then runs away and hides !

      February 11, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Reply
      • JKJ

        Only the rich can run and win for office my friend.

        February 11, 2012 at 11:59 pm |
    • C Parker

      Yes, it was a terrible result for people wanting to use the CIA world factbook who had to switch to Wikipedia instead.
      A great day for the Rage Against The School Project movement. #BeMorePointless

      February 11, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Reply
  7. michaelfury

    http://michaelfury.wordpress.com/2010/09/10/ghosts-in-the-machine/

    February 11, 2012 at 12:10 pm | Reply
    • Pete/Ark

      this has been a paid commercial announcement...the expert is merely a paid actor

      February 11, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Reply
  8. spyder

    u do know the cia delibratlety makes there site an easy target on purpose, so they can trace all the idiots that think they have hacking skills when all they are doing is running d.o.s. Scripts. they know who u are now....

    February 10, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Reply
    • Guest

      I would suspect that they have little surprise packages that follow the trail back to the hacker and are silently or maybe not so silently laying in wait on their computers this morning. Talk about a morning after pill.

      February 11, 2012 at 10:49 am | Reply
      • C Parker

        It is thoughtful of Anonymous to be directing their users to DOS tools which offer no protection to their users which make this process so swift. The CIA? Anyone of you can trace these users in less than a minute.

        February 11, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
  9. Sound Off

    Judgement day has come about, who is reasoning? Wake me when it's finish!

    February 10, 2012 at 10:17 pm | Reply
    • Sound Off

      On my way to Syria...please don't stop me...

      February 11, 2012 at 4:14 am | Reply
  10. bobcat2u

    This Anonymous group is nothing more than punk cyber terrorists, and should be dealt with the same way as other terrorist groups.

    February 10, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Reply
    • GoodOrevilwhoDecsides

      Well one thing ya gotta learn CIA and everyother human being:
      Ya can kill some of the people some of the time,
      Butya cant kill all of the people all of the time.

      February 11, 2012 at 3:54 am | Reply
      • Guest

        That's big talk until you realize that you can't be sure which half you'll be in. The half that doesn't get killed or the half that does.

        February 11, 2012 at 10:47 am |
      • GoodOrevilwhoDecsides

        Well at least i know which side i am on.

        February 11, 2012 at 10:57 am |
  11. pfilth

    The Anonymous videos remind me of those fake Bin Laden CIA created videos, you know with the newly colored Just For Men Arab beard and that nose job. I wonder how many other boogie men the CIA will create so that the public will buy off on the SOPA, ACTA and other similar bills geared to restrict the internet further. Please save me from Anonymous (yourselves) !!!

    February 10, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Reply
  12. pfilth

    That's awesome Anonymous hacked their own website, when are they going to release all of that juicy information they found.

    February 10, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Reply
    • CIA

      You know nothing.

      February 10, 2012 at 7:53 pm | Reply
      • GoodOrevilwhoDecsides

        Well they sure know enough to know they dont know.

        February 11, 2012 at 3:56 am |
  13. BenthanyQP

    Remember when Anonymous took down that chopper full of SEAL officers? That was awesome!

    February 10, 2012 at 7:37 pm | Reply
    • GoodOrevilwhoDecsides

      Yeah and pigs fly.

      February 11, 2012 at 3:56 am | Reply
  14. Anonymous is Gay

    Aren't these the same dudes who served me coffee this morning?

    February 10, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Reply
    • Anonymous

      whatever. you don't even know. VICTORY SHALL BE OURS. WE SHALL OVERCOME THE DARK LORDS OF THE SITH AND COMIC BOOKS ARE COOL AND I'M A VIRGIN, RAAAAAAHHHH!!!!

      so THERE!

      *end transmission*

      February 10, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Reply
      • Anonymous is Gay

        Bravo.

        February 10, 2012 at 7:34 pm |
      • anonymous is an idiot

        whats amusing is that these anonymous clowns are only wasting everyones time. thinking they are making a statement to people who give a shit about their cause. pussies one and all. a bunch of children and cowards that think they can even remotely slow down the American machine. let me tell you something you unpatriotic FOP; if you go to any country outside our own where the people are even remotely educated; the American people are treated with honor and respect. they go out of their way to greet you and meet the amazing American. and those who harbor animosity and spite do so only out of intimidation and jealousy. IN ANY COUNTRY! if you were even possibly a man and not some unic hiding behind a painted face you would put your name up there and state your cause openly. you should focus on shutting down chinas cyber war with us. or possibly even trying to break down the corrupt sytems in countries that pose a real threat to world peace. its obvious you cant get laid because you are fat and ugly and spend all your time behind a computer fighting in the only language you know. so you try to qualify your meager existance and get attention by playing class clown and getting attention. i would not be surprised to find you are a child covered with zits and fat.....scratching your ass sores from sitting and doing nothing but trying to justify your existance with bobastic trilling of your tiny and worthless voice. whats that? eh? cant hear a word you say im too busy doing something with my life. by the way the democtrats need to stop their incessant spending. obama says he has created new jobs and is bringing us out of economic decline. well let me tell you of one wondeful job his policies have enabled. resaerch: if you are a smoker then obamas research team wants YOU ! they need toe nail clippings and will pay handsomely for same so they can study the nicotene saturation there-in. this is how the American tax dollar is spent. in Ca. a high speed rail system that will tear up and through the worlds greatest food producing lands. for a rail system that no one but the rich can ride because the tickets will be more then the cost of flights. in the class rooms the democtrats and women who cry about poor tommy got hurt in metal shop have completely removed these classes. no auto shop – no metal shop – no wood shop. our children cannot buld anything.......oh but they have a ROBUST home economics program. give me a break. whats wrong with the world is you. you annonymous piece of shit.

        February 12, 2012 at 10:26 am |
      • COME AND FIND ME

        STUPID COWARDS... YOU WEAR A MASK LIKE THE TERRORISTS WHO BEHEAD OUR PEOPLE???? WHY DONT YOU GO OUTSIDE AND TELL PEOPLE WHAT YOU ARE DOING. you would be beaten within an inch of your life. if I knew who you were or wasnt busy trying to better my life I would gladly put you in the hospital. cripled and castrated for life. now that would be progress in the right direction. there are people who would gladly cut off your legs for what you do also. you have hindered and interrupted buisiness trying to fix our country. why dont we all meet at your place and we will talk about it? please send your address on the next response so we can take care of your concerns. your opinion is iportant to us so please take the time to answer a few questions on this free survey. your information will not be kept private but shared with the many people who are deeply concerned abt this country and are truly interested in your opinion. have a nice day. and be afraid. you are probably the same people who put in that virus that sais...... your system is infected with a virus........ download this program to fix it .. and then you have to wipe your system clean to fix it. this has happened so many times to me that I WOULD LOVE LOVE LOVE TO MEET YOU )))) oh yes I would. and by the way when you are caught (and you will be caught) you will go to jail and suffer. have a nice day. I loath cowards and thats all you are.... a crying worthless piece of shit.

        February 12, 2012 at 11:13 am |
  15. Betsy Ross

    If you persistently try to load the cia page, it will help keep it down.

    February 10, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Reply
    • betsy ross is a betty

      lol........ not stupid.......... just a rediclulous betty without a thought of her own. way to make the intelligent statement. by the way dont use Betsy Ross's name. you degrade the honor of Americas past and prove your opinion worthless at the same time. SFI

      February 12, 2012 at 10:47 am | Reply
  16. common knowledge

    The website was hit by a DDos attack. To break it down it for you..a bunch people go the website and keep reloading the website, overloading the servers. Not a hard thing to do. So they didn't accomplish anything. Anonymous is nothing more that insecure kids looking for that next ego boost.
    Its funny how their image contradicts their message..freedom of this, freedom of that, but hide their face. Damn kids

    February 10, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Reply
    • Jeremy B

      Don't be so upset. Find something better to do with your time and more positive to do with your energy than complain.

      February 10, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Reply
  17. JDOGG81

    THE CIA HAS AN IMAGE TO UPHOLD. THIS DOES NOT BODE WELL FOR THAT IMAGE

    February 10, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Reply
    • Anonymous is Gay

      Eh...it actually makes no difference whatsoever. The site will be restored in a few minutes and no one will remember this ever happened.

      February 10, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Reply
  18. Wayne Newton

    lol. I can picture the 14 year-old boys with the puberty-staches right now, high fiving each other. "Yeah man! Hi-C Fruit Punches all around!"

    Well done boys. The virtual equivalent of leaving a flaming bag of turd on someone's doorstep, ringing the bell, then running away like a girl, hiding behind the bushes snickering. Thing is, ANYONE can leave a turd on someone's doorstep. What's impressive, what's extraordinary, is actually NOT leaving the turd. But don't worry kids, you'll understand that after puberty.

    Freshmen...

    February 10, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Reply
  19. Bear Grylls

    Uh oh, the CIA website is down. You know what that means. Time to drink my own urine.

    February 10, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Reply
  20. SuzzyQSexyPants

    Asked why they did it, an anonymous spokesperson for Anonymous said, "We did it for the lollies."

    February 10, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Reply
    • Brian

      says a State Official who wishes to remain Anonymous.

      February 10, 2012 at 7:09 pm | Reply
  21. edvhou812

    The funny thing about the Guy Fawkes mask Anonymous uses: Amazon and Time Warner make tons of money on it, and Guy Fawkes was hanged, drawn, and quartered. lol

    February 10, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Reply
    • barrulfullofb

      The funny thing about it is how much it makes your poo your diapers.

      February 10, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Reply
      • edvhou812

        You got me. The mask of a dead guy just makes me soil my pants. 😉

        February 10, 2012 at 7:07 pm |
  22. barrulfullofb

    Looks like somebody's going to have to stay late on a Friday and fix it.

    February 10, 2012 at 7:03 pm | Reply
  23. Brian

    This is completely impossible... the U.S. Government has already told us that secure websites like Wikileaks run on secure severs hidden in bunkers in Europe and it's impossible to shut a website down without getting to the servers with bunker bombs.

    February 10, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Reply
    • Neo

      Guess not. Every lock has a key, every safe is meant to be opened...

      February 10, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Reply
    • mike

      you're an idiot.

      February 10, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Reply
  24. edvhou812

    Way to go guys! You took down a website! We all know that the CIA wasn't squat until the world wide web came along, but now you all brought the CIA back down to Earth! You show them!

    February 10, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Reply
  25. JDOGG81

    THE CIA should have more defenses against attacks like this What does this says about them?

    February 10, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Reply
    • Brian

      They do, they just don't want you to know that the "Anonymous" hacking group is actually them.... shhhhh.. don't tell anyone.

      February 10, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Reply
  26. Titicaca71

    I wonder how long it will take for a "mysterious flu" to start killing dozens of Anonymous hackers

    February 10, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Reply
  27. Chinatown

    big deal, taking down a website doesn't do chit

    February 10, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Reply
  28. MRmedicinebox

    chalk one up for the good guys!!!!! The CIA is a murder machine that kills people throughout the world.

    February 10, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Reply
    • ShoveIt

      And you know this how?

      February 10, 2012 at 7:09 pm | Reply
  29. Larry David

    Isn't Anonymous the same group that backed down from the Zeta Cartel? Pusees.

    February 10, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Reply
  30. Spaceman Spiff

    Reportedly, they were searching the Alabama sites for certain dental records. When none were found, they decided to hack

    February 10, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Reply
  31. August

    The terrorist website is still down...

    February 10, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Reply
  32. Dave

    Will Anonymous just like die already.

    February 10, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Reply
    • mark

      Why don't you take your own advice. i will go urinate on your grave, actually I will defacate!!!!!

      February 10, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Reply
      • lets see how good you realy are

        WOW the clarity and focus of your response proves the only thing on your minds is shit and piss. great group of helpfull people. not one word of explanation or logic has come from these guys.... EVERYONE: THE BEST WAY TO GET RID OF A PEST IS TO IGNORE IT..... WE ARE GIVING ATTENTION IT DOES NOT DESERVE. REAL EASY TO FORGET SOMETHING WITHOUT A NAME OR FACE.

        February 12, 2012 at 2:46 pm |
    • anom

      carful dave

      February 10, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Reply
      • Hmmm

        The Zetas are still waiting for Anonymous.

        February 10, 2012 at 8:27 pm |
      • lets see how good you realy are

        so it shows that anom is nothing more then a local terrorist group too afraid to come out of hiding. if your virtues are so helpfull put a name and face to your wonderfull crusade. oh thats right felons have no rights. go ahead and stay in the shadows because that is all you will ever be. again : try to take out the taliban website. if you guys truly want to help then do so. untill you come up with something people care about you will always have to hide. other then that you are nothing more then a stain on the people who work hard.

        February 12, 2012 at 2:09 pm |
  33. Bill

    Isn't the CIA run by Patrick Stewart and Stan Smith? And all of this is chronicled in American Dad, right?

    February 10, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Reply
  34. August

    What do you expect when the CIA disobeys DIRECT LAWFUL ORDERS to stop COMMITTING HORRIFYING CRIMES?

    February 10, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Reply
    • ShoveIt

      I repeat, and you know this how? Evidence, not something your little brain coughed up.

      February 10, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Reply
      • Ptown Guy

        Yeah, All thst stuff in Iran, Italy, Vietnam, Chile, Cuba, Nicaragua, and Dallas was just child's play, and besides, they deserved it.
        Now we have an international gulag torturing thousands of brown people (and assassinating the occasional American) 24/7 and that is TEH AWESOME! We are Number One!

        February 11, 2012 at 1:19 pm |
    • Maltese Falcon

      Readjust your tinfoil hat, Troll.
      As in the "Good CIA Agent's Almanac":
      "Governance is Awsome."
      The best computer technologists did not decide to get jobs at the CIA.
      I am missing something here.
      The crusade to reform Islam is on hold.

      February 10, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Reply
      • GoodOrevilwhoDecsides

        Yeah we call it crusading in the west
        Muslims call it jihad
        japanese call i bushido
        Ijust call it murder,rape and pillaging for a so called Pride.

        February 11, 2012 at 4:19 am |
  35. Deep North

    They are going to cross the line one time too many and then the Hammer is going to come down so hard, they won't know what hit them.

    February 10, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Reply
  36. YeaiSaidIt

    So I made nachos the other night... These were the best nachos I've ever tasted. I put refried beans, mexican cheese, jalopenios, salsa, sour cream, and green chili on them. I had the runs all night but damn! SO GOOD! Oh yea about this topic... Give it a bit and there will be arrests. Most of these guys aren't good enought to not leave digital finger prints or at least go bragging and get caught. A lot of their supporters don't even believe in any cause, they just like to feel cool "hacking" or contributing to "hackers".

    February 10, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Reply
    • Bringiton1

      Whenever I and a large gathering of friends get together we eat plenty of Mexican food and drink a lot of margaritas and no one experiences "the runs". It must be a personal thing with you. Oh and by the way, these people hardly ever get caught and John Wayne has been dead along time ago so change your script.

      February 10, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Reply
  37. Anonymous

    This has nothing to do with Anonymous. The CIA are too stupid to maintain a website. That's all.

    February 10, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Reply
    • lets see how good you realy are

      no....we just dont care if you mess around with what they make available to the public. all you do is constrict regular peoples curiosity and prove your cause as rediculous....lol what an unfoccused group of betty crocker easy bake party girls. anonymous is nothing more then uninformed self serving children who want attention. this is about the most you will get, and im surprised at myself for even spending 2 seconds remarking about your rediculous existance. laughable is what you are........... have you helped anyone? is this fun for you? go ahead and respond or threaten me with cyber crap........ you mean nothing nor do you matter.......lol better yet go get laid and watch your goals completely change.......lol bunch of worthless life forms... pussies..... cowards hiding in the dark. nya nya na nya nya...... you cant catch me. lol changed my mind. keep hiding its better for everyone we dont have to look at you. easier to forget that way if it wasnt for cnn mentioning you here no one would ever know or care. something cnn should considder..... dont acknowledge these clowns please ..... they dont need publicity. is there nothing more important to report on then trash??? think about it please

      February 12, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Reply
      • GoodOrevilwhoDecsides

        WTF you sound like you really care for the USA. I know that Anonymous dosen´t have their morales straight up but what you are complaining about is the same thing the CIA does for Breakfast. Sure yall can wipe out just about every dummie on this Planet and this one too. For ptes sake which side do ya pick ours, theirs or just plain both? yall wouldnt have anything to hide would ya?

        February 12, 2012 at 6:37 pm |
  38. jferg

    "engencies"??? is that you,
    george dubya??

    February 10, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Reply
  39. gingersrule1

    If that's all they can do is knock out a public website temporarily I am not impressed. Why does it even make the news?

    February 10, 2012 at 6:37 pm | Reply
  40. Toby J. Peterson

    This sounds like the story i am writing... Is the number 3 special or something... "Artificial Conscience" on facebook.

    February 10, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Reply
    • Leafburger

      Try "33", watch how often that number appears on this site as well as elsewhere. Among other things, the WTC towers were 33 years old.

      February 12, 2012 at 2:27 am | Reply
  41. Skidmark

    Take that GAY !@#$ing Guy Fawkes mask off already. A) Anonymity is not dead if you are too chicken@#$% to show your face, and B) Nobody is going to take you seriously if you are wearing costumery from a @#$%ing graphic novel. Most of the world ISN'T a bunch of teenaged virgins who read comic books. It means nothing, it looks REALLY GAY, you are a teenaged male, way to be a loser.

    February 10, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Reply
    • czerendipity

      It's called a stock photo. Doy.

      February 10, 2012 at 6:40 pm | Reply
      • Skidmark

        Did you just type, "Doy?"

        Nice brah. Nice.

        February 10, 2012 at 7:22 pm |
    • Anonymous

      We wear the mask precisely to get this response. Thank you.

      February 10, 2012 at 6:48 pm | Reply
      • Skidmark

        You wear the mask to be told how stupid you look? Good job, brah. Mission accomplished. Unfortunately, it's all you've ever accomplished. But hey, at least you got stuffed into a locker, huh? At least you did that. Mom would be proud...

        February 10, 2012 at 6:51 pm |
      • tony

        I would be embarassed if my movements mascot was a gay french man or a headless buisness suit.

        February 10, 2012 at 7:18 pm |
      • lets see how good you realy are

        hmm .... so your goal here is to be made fun of and have people think you are idiots. mission accomplished

        February 12, 2012 at 2:29 pm |
    • mark

      Hey skidmark: just washed your mother out of my underwear.

      February 10, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Reply
      • Skidmark

        mark, just @#$%ed your sister. Won't be making THAT mistake again, believe me. If I ever want to see a pussy that ugly again, I'll roll over to the rescue shelter, brah.

        February 10, 2012 at 7:18 pm |
  42. aj

    I hope they were stupid enough to put any sensitive information on a server connected tot he internet. I doubt it.

    February 10, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Reply
  43. Supra

    This is equivalent to going to a military recruitment center at your local strip mall and then tearing up their uncle sam poster.

    February 10, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Reply
  44. SixDegrees

    Yawn. Another kiddie script exercise against a handful of trivial, public-facing websites. Effect on actual agencies: zero. Again.

    February 10, 2012 at 6:25 pm | Reply
    • Johnny

      Effect on public: bigger. Public websites are the public face of these organizations.

      Don't wield terms like "script kiddies" when you clearly don't actually understand the climate of the situation.

      February 10, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Reply
      • Leafburger

        Effect on public: Boredom.

        Go improve Mexico instead. You will do much more good for many more people than your fantasy of having actually accomplished anything with this childishness.

        "Oh wow man! We are really getting something done by having 100 people continually press the 'Go' button to reload the page."

        Gangsters have "wanksters" what would a poser hacker be? A "whacker"?

        February 12, 2012 at 2:37 am |
      • lets see how good you realy are

        effect on public interest: complete diss interest .... im going to watch troll hunter in norwegian. better show then these masked idiots can ever come up with. no one cares abt you idiots....only reason im saying anything is because you neerd a slap and im bored. waaah waaah im important.... understand me....waaaa waaaah change my diaper....give me corn...waah i want my banky waaah i want my mommy waaah listen to me its important waaah waaaaa h uh uh uhhh WAAAAAAAAH !!

        February 12, 2012 at 2:36 pm |
  45. Jack Inhofe

    Anonymous again? Can we get some real news please?

    February 10, 2012 at 6:24 pm | Reply
  46. Kyon Smith

    it is never just one, it is many.

    February 10, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Reply
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    hackerz at it again, y must it b gov engencies?

    February 10, 2012 at 5:51 pm | Reply
  48. Dr, Clara

    Stop government sanctioned terrorism of medical marijuana patients:

    The active ingredient in marijuana cuts tumor growth in common lung cancer in half and significantly reduces the ability of the cancer to spread, say researchers at Harvard University who tested the chemical in both lab and mouse studies.

    source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/04/070417193338.htm

    The new findings “were against our expectations,” said Donald Tashkin of the University of California at Los Angeles, a pulmonologist who has studied marijuana for 30 years.

    “We hypothesized that there would be a positive association between marijuana use and lung cancer, and that the association would be more positive with heavier use,” he said. “What we found instead was no association at all, and even a suggestion of some protective effect.”

    source: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729.html

    February 10, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Reply
    • us1776

      We're still living in the Dark Ages.

      Just ignore the damn prohibition like most of us are doing.

      It'll be a hundred years and another hundred thousand killed before people finally understand how beneficial cannabis is.

      .

      February 10, 2012 at 6:39 pm | Reply
      • johnw

        anthropologiists have found marijuana seeds in the bellys of dinosaurs. They found that out long ago.

        February 11, 2012 at 1:17 pm |
    • a

      Yes Dr. C – your concerns are valid and they will be addressed.

      February 11, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Reply

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