Report: U.S. Senate site hacked again

Those responsible for the confirmed breach have not come forward or been publicly identified so far. However, the same site was hacked over the weekend by LulzSec.

U.S. Senate's Web site has been hit with a second attack in less than a week. Screenshot by CNET

The U.S. Senate site was hacked again yesterday, Reuters reports.

According to the news service, hackers breached the site and stole information, though the type of data taken was not divulged.

Martina Bradford, the U.S. Senate's deputy sergeant at arms, confirmed the breach to Reuters yesterday. However, she said, the hackers are "getting nothing" of value and the Senate so far has "been able to stay ahead of the hackers and keep them out of the main separate network."

No one has been publicly accused or taken responsibility for the breach yet.

The Senate's Web site was first attacked over the weekend, and hacking group LulzSec claimed responsibility for that attack . According to the Office of the Sergeant at Arms, LulzSec gained access to the site's server directory and file structure in the weekend attack. The group then posted stolen information from the Senate site to the Web.

"We don't like the U.S. government very much," LulzSec wrote on its site following the weekend attack. "Their boats are weak, their lulz are low, and their sites aren't very secure. In an attempt to help them fix their issues, we've decided to donate additional lulz in the form of owning them some more!"

Yesterday, LulzSec announced on its Twitter account that it had targeted-- and taken down --the Central Intelligence Agency's Web site. The agency's Web site was restored soon after.

 

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