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The posting on Twitter was brief and to the point: “Tango down – cia.gov – for the lulz”. Barely a month seems to go by without some sort of high-profile hack attack making global headlines and June is turning out to be a cracking month for online mischief makers.

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Obama blocks release of Bin Laden photographs due to security fears

Concern that 'graphic' images of corpse may incite violence as US begins manhunt for likely successor to al-Qa'ida leader

Intelligence chief who 'turned a blind eye' to notorious neighbour

Speaking to a passing out parade at Pakistan's equivalent of Sandhurst, General Ashraf Kayani was expansive. His forces had "broken the back" of Islamist militancy. "Inshallah, we shall prevail," he declared.

US Army General 'to be next head of CIA'

CIA director Leon Panetta will become US defense secretary and will be replaced at the spy agency's helm by US Army General David Petraeus, current head of military operations in Afghanistan, ABC News reported today.

Cuba: News chief arranged 'spy meeting'

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