The U.S. Department of Justice website is down this evening. It appears it may have been knocked offline by a hacker. Stay tuned for updates.

Update:

It is unclear whether Anonymous was responsible. Other hackers, some of them linked to Anonymous, are claiming credit:

This is ChannelZeroYT’s Twitter bio:

ChannelZeroYT

The Department of Justice is the chief law enforcement agency for the federal government. If its website is not secure, that is troubling.

Update:

This Twitter user was among the first to tweet about the incident:

https://twitter.com/Havittaja/status/313440352415674368

https://twitter.com/Havittaja/status/313441358088126464

https://twitter.com/Havittaja/status/313437760176414720

https://twitter.com/Havittaja/status/313438119993171968

https://twitter.com/Havittaja/status/313438738535571457

https://twitter.com/Havittaja/status/313455600883363840

https://twitter.com/Havittaja/status/313456033462894592

https://twitter.com/Havittaja/status/313456392541442048

Update:

Why aren’t the media covering this? Again, we are talking about the website of the federal government’s primary criminal investigation and enforcement agency.

Update:

The site has been restored.

Tags: Anonymous