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FBI website crippled by Anonymous led retaliation to Megaupload raid

by Dude-Suit on Jan.19, 2012, under News

Anonymous have raided many government sites and taking them down as a response to Megaupload being taken down.

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Megaupload’s info: http://torrentfreak.com/megaupload-shut-down-120119/

FBI website crippled by Anonymous led retaliation to Megaupload raid

The websites for the US Department of Justice and Universal Music Group were among the first to go, with the sites for US Copyright Office, Warner Music, BMI, and RIAA following suit shortly after. At around 7:40 PM ET, FBI.gov finally went down.

Ongoing attacks have also been waged against WhiteHouse.gov, the official site for the Executive Branch of the United States.

“It was in retaliation for Megaupload,” Barrett Brown confirms to RT. A frequent collaborator with Anonymous, he is mastermind a separate campaign aimed at attacking Congressman that support the SOPA and PIPA legislations.

Source: http://rt.com/usa/news/crippled-fbi-megaupload-anonymous-239/


Seems Anonymous is definitely on the warpath.


Update – Slashdot article and discussion on Anonymous’ raid against government sites.: http://yro.slashdot.org/story/12/01/19/2238202/anonymous-takes-down-doj-riaa-mpa-and-universal-music


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