11 Feb 2012

Hacker group says it disabled CIA website

3:13 pm on 11 February 2012

The website of the Central Intelligence Agency is inaccessible after the hacker group Anonymous claims to have knocked it offline.

Using a United States miltary term to say an enemy has been eliminated, Anonynous wrote "CIA Tango down," on a Twitter feed, AFP news agency reports.

Attempts by AFP to access the CIA website have proved unsuccessful.

Asked about the apparent website outage, a CIA spokesperson said they were looking into the reports.