The NSA's website suddenly went offline for several hours. Despite hacker groups hinting they were involved, the NSA claims it was an internal error.
"NSA.gov was not accessible for several hours tonight because of an internal error that occurred during a scheduled update. The issue will be resolved this evening. Claims that the outage was caused by a distributed denial of service attack are not true." NSA spokesperson
The NSA's website, NSA.gov, went offline on the afternoon of Oct. 25. Certain Twitter accounts associated with users of the hacker group Anonymous hinted that the group may have initiated a denial of service (DDOS) attack on the site.
Hackers launched "Operation Troll The NSA," a denial of service attack campaign, earlier this year following surveillance leaks by former government contractor Edward Snowden.
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