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June 16, 2011 - Washington

Hacker group Lulz Security has claimed that it brought down the public-facing website of the US Central Intelligence Agency.

The alleged hack on CIA.gov occurred on the same day the group opened a telephone request line so its fans could suggest potential targets, the BBC reports.

Lulz Security claimed to have launched denial of service (DoS) attacks on several websites as a result of opening its "request line", although it gave no details.

LulzSec publicized the details of its telephone hotline on its Twitter feed. "Tango down - cia.gov - for the lulz," the group wrote.

The group said it had used distributed denial-of-service attacks against eight sites suggested by callers.

It also claimed to have hit the websites of gaming magazine The Escapist, and multiplayer games EVE Online and League of Legends.

ANI

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