Hackers claim attack on FBI partner in Conn.

June 20, 2011 By STEPHEN DOCKERY , Associated Press

(AP) -- Internet hackers say they have compromised the security of more than 1,000 accounts at a Connecticut-based FBI partner organization.

The online hacking collective Lulz Security says it attacked a local section of InfraGard, a partnership between the FBI and the private sector to share security information. Connecticut InfraGard's website is down.

FBI spokeswoman Jenny Shearer in Washington says the agency is aware of the attack and that the website is shut down as a precaution. She declined to comment on the extent of any damage.

Lulz claimed responsibility for the breach in a posting Sunday night.

The anonymous group takes credit for an April of Sony Corp's PlayStation Network. The hackers also say they are responsible for attacks on the CIA webpage and the U.S. Senate computer system.

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