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Anonymous takes down CIA, MI6, and DOJ

Anons took the websites of American and British intelligence and law enforcement offline this weekend.


Lorraine Murphy


Posted on Apr 16, 2012   Updated on Jun 2, 2021, 6:30 pm CDT

It was a busy weekend for members of Anonymous around the globe. It was, presumably, an even busier weekend for system administrators in the CIA, the Department of Justice, and British spy service MI6, as they scrambled (unsuccessfully) to fight off distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks that took their websites offline.

As has become traditional, the boasting played out on Twitter.

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*First Published: Apr 16, 2012, 11:19 am CDT