The National Security Agency’s website came back online Tuesday evening, nearly a day after it inexplicably went down.
Intelligence officials declined to comment on the outage. An unnamed source reportedly told FedScoop that it was the result of an “internal review,” but it is unclear why the agency would engage in such a review without announcement, or why it would do so on a weekday, when traffic tends to be higher.
The incident follows a report on Monday that a new hacking group calling itself the Shadow Brokers is trying to auction off data stolen in a breach of the agency. The group claimed in a blog post that it had successfully penetrated the Equation Group, a hacking organization linked to the NSA last year by cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Labs.