When it comes to online protests, especially the ones in which distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attacks are involved, the sites of the Central Intelligence Agency (cia.gov), Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and the one of the Department of Justice (justice.gov) often seem to be the favorite targets.
Today, to show that they don’t agree with the new anti-piracy law, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), hackers part of UGNazi are launching attacks on the sites of the CIA and the one of the Department of Justice (DOJ).
While the site of the DOJ seems to have been restored, the one of the CIA has been down for the last 8 hours.
“We basically are just supporting not to pass CISPA,” one of the hackers said.
In the past several days, hackers part of the UGNazi group have been constantly attacking sites that belong to the United States government and organizations which they consider corrupt.
Their first targets were the websites of New York City and the Government of the District of Columbia, which they considered to be “the heart” of the United States. Then they moved to NASDAQ, whose public facing website they kept down for a couple of hours.
The State of Washington site was attacked on Saturday, being kept offline for more than four hours.
Yesterday, the hackers claimed to have leaked a notice sent by FBI’s Assistant Director in Charge Janice K. Fedarcyk to the Bureau’s Field Offices. In the document, the heads of the offices are requested to provide detailed reports on certain IP addresses that are being monitored for their involvement in malicious operations.
The black hats have made the document public because they consider that it is an abuse to monitor IPs “without needing any permission.”
“Since till now CISPA is not implemented, so this means that no one has the right to infiltrate our privacy without any reason,” the hackers wrote.