The global hacktivst group known as Anonymous claims to have brought down the CIA and Interpol websites on Sunday.
The attack is attributed to @AnonsTurkey, with the group using the twitter handle to say they are “hacking the world to save the planet”.
Earlier this year, Anomymous launched an offensive against government and private sites in protest against the content industry.
Just last month, Brazilian hacktivist Havittaja claimed responsibility for a DDoS attack on the websites of the US Department of Justice and the CIA. Other Anonymous hacktivists later joined their “Brazilian brother” and brought down two MI6 websites.
The February attack was part of Anonymous’ action against US law enforcement agencies and copyright holders. Other targeted websites included the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI. Anonymous was quick to claim responsibility then.
The CIA website took several hours to get back online, while the Department of Homeland Security went back up online in a matter of minutes.