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      Group claims to have hacked CIA website

      A screengrab from the CIA.gov website, which seemed to be loading fine after a period of slow response earlier Wednesday evening.

      (AP, ABC7) - A group of hackers who recently brought down a number of high-profile websites claimed responsibility for problems with the CIA's website Wednesday.

      The group, known as Lulz Security, tweeted "Tango down - CIA.gov." There were problems throughout the early evening accessing the agency's website. The same group breached the Senate computer system earlier this week and recently hacked the websites of PBS and Sony.

      "We are looking into these reports," agency spokesperson Jennifer Youngblood told POLITICO. .bbpBox81115804636155906 {background:url(http://a0.twimg.com/profile_background_images/247525400/nyaaaan.png) #103361;padding:20px;} p.bbpTweet{background:#fff;padding:10px 12px 10px 12px;margin:0;min-height:48px;color:#000;font-size:18px !important;line-height:22px;-moz-border-radius:5px;-webkit-border-radius:5px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata{display:block;width:100%;clear:both;margin-top:8px;padding-top:12px;height:40px;border-top:1px solid #fff;border-top:1px solid #e6e6e6} p.bbpTweet span.metadata span.author{line-height:19px} p.bbpTweet span.metadata span.author img{float:left;margin:0 7px 0 0px;width:38px;height:38px} p.bbpTweet a:hover{text-decoration:underline}p.bbpTweet span.timestamp{font-size:12px;display:bloc

      Tango down - http://t.co/2QGXy6f - for the lulz.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet ReplyThe Lulz BoatLulzSec

      The attack appeared to be targeting the CIA's public website, which does not include classified data and has no impact on the CIA's operation. The CIA.gov website was loading Wednesday evening.

      It is sometimes difficult to tell if a website has been hacked, or if the claim alone drove so many people to the site that it crashed.

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