The new , temporary holiday was #F**kCIAFriday, in homage to an attack that took down the leading U.S. intelligence agency for almost a full day.
"The CIA seems to be less prepared for fighting Anonymous than other agencies. If the work of dhs.gov was revived in mere minutes, the CIA's site was still down even hours after the attack. –AnonOps Communications, Sat. Feb. 11, 2012
Even that sounded oddly impersonal, however. "Anonymous took credit for crashing the websites of the U.S. Department of Homeland and Security and the FBI," AnonOps wrote, sounding like a messenger with no direct knowledge of the operation.
Whoever was behind attack on CIA.gov is at it again
Monday CIA.gov was down again – no response from HTTP port 80 that is the main entry/exit route for web-site traffic, though it responded to port 443, a common port for VPN connections using Secure Sockets Layer encryption.
As it was over the weekend, it wasn't clear who was responsible for the latest CIA.gov outage.
Anon chapters hacking Alabama, attacking the Mexico Chamber of Mines and downing sites for the Greek Parliament and government weren't shy about admitting they took down the Mexican Chamber of Mines, and cracked servers belonging to at least one major Alabama law-enforcement agency, claiming to have taken and then deleted personal records of 46,000 citizens.
The Alabama attack, for which an Anon-affiliated group called @CabinCr3w claimed credit, was a critique of the tough immigration law that went into effect there recently ; whoever did crack Alabama posted records for 500 residents, with Social Security numbers and other sensitive data eliminated.
All the rest of the data was deleted out of concern for its owners, according to the CabinCr3W announcement: