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.
It is unclear whether Anonymous was responsible. Other hackers, some of them linked to Anonymous, are claiming credit:
This is ChannelZeroYT’s Twitter bio:
The Department of Justice is the chief law enforcement agency for the federal government. If its website is not secure, that is troubling.
This Twitter user was among the first to tweet about the incident:
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.
The site has been restored.