MegaUpload shut down by DOJ/FBI, Anonymous takes action

| January 19, 2012 | Reply

Earlier today, the Department of Justice and the FBI brought down the file sharing site MegaUpload, calling the site¬†¬†“am

ong the largest criminal copyright cases ever brought by the United States.”

four of the operators of the site have been arrested in New Zealand, three more remain to be found.

Within minutes of the site being shut down, Anonymous started an effective retaliation by bringing down a plethora of sites involv


ed in the takedown.

“Hacktivists with the collective Anonymous are waging an attack on the website for the White House after succes

sfully breaking the sites for the Department of Justice, Universal Music Group, RIAA and Motion Picture Association of America.”

Even without the required laws in place for such a takedown to happen legally (SOPA and PIPA if they were to pass, which they haven’t yet) the Feds seem perfectly at home bringing down sites anyways.


Anyways, here’s a link to the article on AnonOps


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