Goes Down, UG Nazi Claims Responsibility

Not the first time the site has gone down.

Screen shot 2012-12-20 at 4.06.43, the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency’s official web portal, went down this afternoon and continues to be inaccessible, according to Down For Everybody or Just Me. Osama the God, “leader of #UGNazi,” a hacktivist crew, has taken responsibility on Twitter.

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#TangoDown #UGNazi #OpAntiGov,” he tweeted, following that message up with several retweets that credit UGNazi for the attack. The move is part of #OpAntiGov, a longstanding UG Nazi operation.

“Our goal is to show the government of the world we will not be censored by filthy government officials and money hungry companies,” the group said of #OpAntiGov back in May. “The world government and multi-billion dollar companies have been trying to stop the movement of freedom since the day freedom was even invented.”

This isn’t the first time has experienced outages. Back in February, Anonymous appeared to take credit for launching a DDOS attack on the site. The hacktivist collective eventually clarified that they were just “reporting” the downtime.

(h/t Sam Biddle) Goes Down, UG Nazi Claims Responsibility