Anonymous Retaliates, Attacks US Government Sites After Megaupload Shutdown

Have you been aware of the famous group of hackers called Anonymous? Now they're back once again and they're making noise in the web - but for the good (I suppose) as they claim responsible for the attacks on US government sites today.

Just one of the anonymous' logo

The group has been recently expressing their outrage after site has been shutdown and owners were arrested including founder Kim Dotcomand and three other Megaupload executives. The move is also to support the protest against Stop Online Piracy Act or widely known as SOPA. Their tweet reads:

"Megaupload was taken down w/out SOPA being law. Now imagine what will happen if it passes. The Internet as we know it will end. FIGHT BACK."

Megaupload is a file-sharing service that allow users upload files and share it through a given URL after the file has been successfully uploaded.

It may be remembered that many sites around the web have taken action against SOPA such as Wikipedia, Google, Yahoo and Reddit. Now, Anonymous attempts to show us what would the web will be after SOPA has been put into law.

Anonymous, via their twitter account asserted that they're the one responsible for attacks affecting sites for the DOJ, RIAA, Universal Music, the U.S. Copyright Office, Broadcast Music Inc. and the Motion Picture Association of America. They said the FBI website was on its target list, although that site remained operational midday on the West Coast.

Categories: , , ,

One Response so far.

  1. Boris says:

    It's a sad thought of the power they have to our Internet. The SOPA/PIPA shouldn't do anything unless the bill has been passed.

    The Anonymous' logo is cool! :D

Leave a Reply

Your G+ to this post is also highly appreciated!