NSA Website Mysteriously Goes Dark

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_3f260b1c32.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- The public website for the shadowy National Security Agency is down and has been unavailable for hours, according to online server trackers. A spokesperson for the spy agency told ABC News they are “looking into the issue,” but said the agency’s internal network was “not at all” compromised. No classified information was in danger, the spokesperson said.

The formerly super secretive NSA, once nicknamed No Such Agency, has found itself in very public light, and amid vicious criticism, in past months following a stream of revelations about is vast foreign and domestic surveillance programs – collectively the product of secret NSA files stolen from the agency and leaked by disenchanted former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

The NSA spokesperson declined to comment on what may have brought down the website, citing the ongoing probe.

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