The Web site for America’s super secret spy agency, the National Security Agency (NSA), is down at the same that a Twitter account reputedly associated with the Internet action group Anonymous claims credit.
No word yet from the Republicans as to whether the NSA need now be defunded as their Web site doesn’t work.
The NSA is the United States’ electronic eavesdropping agency. When it comes to intercepting phone calls, and other methods of spying electronically, the NSA’s your agency.
At some point this afternoon, some reports suggesting as early as noon Eastern time – six hours before this story was written – the NSA Web site went down:
— Anonymous Operations (@AnonOpsSE) October 25, 2013
Ironically, we were just writing about the NSA last night, when the former head of the agency, Michael Hayden, found himself the victim of some eavesdropping while sitting on an Amtrak train talking to a reporter by phone, and a passenger sitting behind him heard the entire conversation and tweeted much of it.
The passenger was my friend Tom Matzzie, a longtime progressive activist and now clean energy entrepreneur:
Former NSA spy boss Michael Hayden on Acela behind me blabbing “on background as a former senior admin official” Sounds defensive. — Tom Matzzie (@tommatzzie) October 24, 2013
Hayden was bragging about rendition and black sites a minute ago. — Tom Matzzie (@tommatzzie) October 24, 2013