The hacker group Lulz Security has claimed it has brought down the public-facing website of the US Central Intelligence Agency. On its Twitter feed, the group wrote: “Tango down – cia.gov – for the lulz”.

The CIA would not confirm if it had been the victim of an attack. In a statement, a spokesperson told BBC News:

“The CIA’s public web site experienced technical issues that caused it to respond slowly for a short time yesterday evening. Those issues are now resolved.”

All of this comes with the group opening a call-in hotline for fans to make requests on potential targets.

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