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(Hacker) Anonymous Goes on Megaupload Revenge Spree
gizmodo.com ^ | January 19, 2012 | Sam Biddle

Posted on 01/19/2012 6:56:30 PM PST by Razzz42

DoJ, RIAA, MPAA, and Universal Music All Offline

Anonymous has sure been quiet lately, but today's federal bust of Megaupload riled 'em up good: a retaliatory strike against DoJ.gov (and plenty of other foes) leaving them completely dead.

DownForEveryoneOrJustMe.com is reporting the department's site as universally nuked, and an Anonymous-affiliated Twitter account is boasting success. This is almost certainly the result of a quickly-assembled DDoS attack—and easily the widest in scope and ferocity we've seen in some time. If you had any doubts Anonymous is still a hacker wrecking ball, doubt no more.

The combination of the hacking nebula's SOPA animosity—they've been a vocal opponent of the bill since its inception—combined with today's sudden Megaupload news has made the group bubble over: hundreds upon hundreds of Anon operatives are in a plotting frenzy, chatting about which site will go down next. In Anon's eyes, the government and media interests are responsible for the undue destruction of Megaupload (and the arrest of four of its operators), so it'll be exactly those entities that're feeling the pain right now. Pretty much every company that makes movies, TV, or music, along with the entirety of the federal government, is in Anonymous' crosshairs.

Update: Anonymous says they've also knocked off the RIAA's site—looks down for us at the moment as well.

Update 2: Universal Music Group has also fallen off an e-cliff.

Update 3: Goodbye for now, MPAA.org.

Update 4: Affected sites are bouncing in and out of life, and are at the very least super slow to load. Anon agents are currently trying to coordinate their DDoS attacks in the same direction via IRC.

Update 5: The US Copyright Office joins the list.

Update 6: This Anon sums up the mood in their "official" chat room at the moment:

Danzu: STOP EVERYTHING, who are we DoSing right now?

Update 7: Russian news service RT claims this is the largest coordinated attack in Anonymous' history—over 5,600 DDoS zealots blasting at once.

Update 8: the Anonymous DDoS planning committee is chittering so quickly, it's making my laptop fan spin.

Update 9: Major record label EMI is down for the count.

Update 10: La résistance est international—French copyright authority HADOPI bites the dust under Anon pressure.

Update 11: The Federal Bureau of Investigation has fallen and can't get up.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: hacker; hacks

1 posted on 01/19/2012 6:56:36 PM PST by Razzz42
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

You think the gov’t is thankless, just wait until Anonymous turns its sights back on businesses and conservatives. Thanks Razzz42.


2 posted on 01/19/2012 7:03:21 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Razzz42

Their statement makes a not to subtile treat to Chris Dodd too.


3 posted on 01/19/2012 7:03:54 PM PST by DManA
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To: SunkenCiv

The revolution began with the tea party.


4 posted on 01/19/2012 7:24:23 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: SunkenCiv

Whups. Sorry. My last post was generated in 1773.

The revolution began with the Tea Party.

Now I feel better.


5 posted on 01/19/2012 7:26:20 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: Razzz42

I’m the last to resort to violence, but time to hand dealings with this group over to a black ops agency. A few Anon types found floating in their bath tubs on Monday morning would send the right message.


6 posted on 01/19/2012 7:41:34 PM PST by Melas (u)
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To: Razzz42

don’t mess with the low orbit ion cannon.


7 posted on 01/19/2012 7:44:16 PM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: Melas

A little confused here: given the current state of our tyrannical Federal Leviathan, you want to Black Ops people who bring down the DoJ and FBI web sites???


8 posted on 01/19/2012 7:48:59 PM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Razzz42

This is what they want. It sets up an excuse to clean the net.


9 posted on 01/19/2012 7:49:49 PM PST by DainBramage
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To: dagogo redux

Absolutely. It’s criminal behavior and they think they’re above the law. Don’t be surprised when the tide turns against anonymous, and the individuals find that they aren’t really as anonymous as they thought they were.


10 posted on 01/19/2012 7:55:50 PM PST by Melas (u)
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To: Melas
I’m the last to resort to violence, but time to hand dealings with this group over to a black ops agency. A few Anon types found floating in their bath tubs on Monday morning would send the right message.

What message? That the Federal Government are cold blooded murderers?
11 posted on 01/19/2012 7:56:27 PM PST by microgood
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To: Razzz42

Not really minding they nuked Holder’s agency.


12 posted on 01/19/2012 8:01:30 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: bigheadfred

the e.e. cummings version was also okay. ;’)


13 posted on 01/19/2012 8:04:49 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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Comment #14 Removed by Moderator

To: Melas

Yep, it could very well be a virtual “Reichstag Fire”.


15 posted on 01/19/2012 8:08:24 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Melas

The FBI could take active ‘real time’ steps to sweep up Anonymous.
Agencies across the world would eagerly cooperate.

For political reasons Obama probably won’t let them or- more likely- will publicly negate their efforts afterwards.


16 posted on 01/19/2012 8:08:29 PM PST by mrsmith (What Tea Party nominee have you found for your House seat?)
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To: mrsmith

Agreed 100% there. This administration does not have the balls to handle this problem. This is terrorist activity committed by largely European hackers against not only our government websites, but several commercial websites as well. IMHO, it’s an act of war and should be treated as such.


17 posted on 01/19/2012 8:13:22 PM PST by Melas (u)
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To: Melas

So....

you’re OK with murder as long as it’s done anonymously by the Fed government?

you’re OK when the government can create any law they want, and enforce it any way they want?

you’re OK with tyranny?

I think I know who you are. I certainly know your sort.


18 posted on 01/19/2012 8:14:41 PM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: the anti-liberal

I see that your thoughts run deep, and your maturity level is most certainly high. /s

A two letter reply has to be some kind of record, and the fact that it was abbreviated profanity just speaks volumes about you. Why are you even here? DU is surely more to your liking.


19 posted on 01/19/2012 8:15:30 PM PST by Melas (u)
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To: dagogo redux

So your ok with foreign terrorists staging cyber attacks against the United States and businesses located here? I certainly know your sort.


20 posted on 01/19/2012 8:17:38 PM PST by Melas (u)
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To: Melas

It’s clear we have nothing in common, and will on opposite sides when it all comes down. Until then, I don’t believe we have much to say to each other. A Dios.


21 posted on 01/19/2012 8:23:54 PM PST by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Melas

Like Anonymous, the administration wants the people to have Megaupload’s free circuses.

They also want Hollywood’s donations.
But bread and circuses come first.

Law? Property rights? Ha!


22 posted on 01/19/2012 8:32:11 PM PST by mrsmith (What Tea Party nominee have you found for your House seat?)
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To: Melas

So you are pro US Federal LEO Agents breaking into the domiciles of pre-pubescent boys and murdering them in their sleep?

Melas, don’t freep while drunk. A+bert is not a role model.


23 posted on 01/19/2012 8:44:18 PM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: DManA

Twitter - @AnonymousWiki

January 19th, 2012

Popular file-sharing website megaupload.com gets shutdown by U.S Justice - FBI and charged its founder with violating piracy laws. Four Megaupload members were also arrested. The FBI released a press release on its website which you can view here:
http://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/press-releases/justice-department-charges-leaders-of-megaupload-with-widespread-online-copyright-infringement

We Anonymous are launching our largest attack ever on government and music industry sites. Lulz. The FBI didn’t think they would get away with this did they? They should have expected us.

#OpMegaupload
The following sites were taken down in response to the FBI shutting down megaupload.com
:) TANGO DOWN

justice.gov
universalmusic.com
riaa.org
mpaa.org
copyright.gov
hadopi.fr
wmg.com
usdoj.gov
bmi.com
fbi.gov

DOX of MPAA CEO Chris Dodd (original: http://pastebin.com/mvLYNdWB)

Name: Christopher John Dodd, Jr.
Birthdate: May 27, 1944
Age: 67
Religion: Roman Catholic
Party Affiliation: Democratic Party
High School: Georgetown Preparatory School, Bethesda, MD
University: BA English Literature, Providence College (1966)
Law School: JD, University of Louisville School of Law (1972)
Occupations: US Senator, Connecticut (1981-2011), US Congressman, Connecticut 2nd (1975-80)
Current Position: Motion Picture Association of America Chairman & CEO (2011-Present)

Wife: Jackie Marie Clegg Dodd
Age: 49
Religion: Mormon
High School: Orem High School, Orem, UT
University: BA Communications and Political Science, Southern Utah State College (1987)
University: MA National Security Studies, Georgetown University
Occupation: Clegg International Consultants LLC Managing Partner (2001-Present)

Children: Grace Dodd (10), Christina Dodd (8)

Address 1:
8 7th Street Northeast, Washington, DC 20002-6022
Phone Number: (202) 548-6040
Property Value: $997,000 [http://bit.ly/A7wfpb]

Address 2:
53 Main Street, East Haddam, CT 06423-1305
Property Value: $453,400 [http://bit.ly/ynBXN0]

Motion Picture Association of America Corporate Offices:

Washington, D.C.
1600 Eye St., NW
Washington, D.C. 20006
Phone: (202) 293-1966
Fax: (202) 296-7410

Los Angeles
15301 Ventura Blvd., Building E
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Phone: (818) 995-6600
Fax: (818) 285-4403

New York
200 White Plains Road 1st Floor
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Phone: (914) 333-8892
Fax: (914) 333-7541

Chicago
1010 Lake St.
Suite 422
Oak Park, IL 60301
708-660-0481
Phone: (708) 660-0481
Fax:(708) 660-0484

Dallas
1425 Greenway Dr.
Suite 270
Irving, TX 75038
Phone: (972) 756-9078
Fax: (972) 756-9402

Sao Paulo, Brazil
Rua Jerônimo da Veiga, 45, Conj 121/122, 12º Floor
Jardim Europa, São Paulo, S.P
04536-000, Brazil
Phone: 011-55-11-3667-2080
Website: www.mpaal.org.br

Brussels, Belgium
Motion Picture Association
Brussels office
Avenue des Arts 46 box 8
B - 1000 Brussels
Phone: +32 2 778 27 11
Fax: +32 2 778 27 00/+32 2 778 27 50

Mexico City, Mexico
Lafontaine #42
Chapultepec Polanco
Mexico, 11560 DF
Phone: 011-5255 5280 6878/5281 6090

Singapore
#04-07 Central Mall
No. 1 Magazine Road
Singapore 059567
Phone: +65 6253 1033
Phone: +65 6255 1838
Website: www.mpa-i.org

Toronto, Canada
55 St. Clair Avenue, West
Suite 210
Toronto, ON M4V 2Y7
Phone: (416) 961-1888
Phone: (416) 968-1016
Website: www.mpa-canada.org

MPAA Email: ContactUs@mpaa.org

Other Contact Info:
Website: http://chrisdodd.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SenChrisDodd
Twitter: http://twitter.com/SenChrisDodd
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/user/SenChrisDodd
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/SenChrisDodd
Miscellanous: http://www.peekyou.com/chris_dodd/229085828

We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not Forgive.
We do not Forget.
Expect Us.

@AnonymousWiki


24 posted on 01/19/2012 8:47:06 PM PST by Razzz42
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To: Melas

The DoJ just used international warrants to shut down the 4th largest network data transmission supplier to US corporations. The only one that doesn’t donate to Obama.

And you want that same DOJ to sanction Federal Black Ops LEOs to execute in extra-judicial fashion a dozen or so young boys in their homes because they use DDoS software?


25 posted on 01/19/2012 8:48:38 PM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: SunkenCiv

Well as they say in Japan, no one has died directly from the nuclear meltdown so, Fuku...shima people.


26 posted on 01/19/2012 8:50:21 PM PST by Razzz42
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To: Razzz42

Let’s keep in mind that, at this point (so far as we know), the Anonymous attack amounts to tearing down some posters put up by the organizations “under attack”. No one has actually penetrated the internal networks of any of these organizations, or done any damage that can’t be reversed the minute the “attack” stops.

Yes, this is “cyber-crime”, but it hardly rises to the level Melas is calling for: that of “black ops” agents conducting assassinations of, lets face it, mostly-teenaged malcontents. That kind of treatment should be reserved for the s#itheads who write malware.


27 posted on 01/19/2012 9:13:38 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Little Pig
That kind of treatment should be reserved for the s#itheads who write malware.

bravo !

28 posted on 01/20/2012 3:25:41 AM PST by tomkat (para bellum)
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To: DManA
Hollywood's top lobbyist, former Sen. Chris Dodd, is threatening to cut off campaign funds to President Obama's re-election effort because of anger over the White House appearing to side with tech companies in a bitter fight over anti-piracy legislation.

29 posted on 01/20/2012 3:31:05 AM PST by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: Razzz42

Amazing how the Hollywood/RIAA thugs hired that thug Chris Dodd to lobby for them. Lobbyist Dodd is supremely steamed that he can’t get any traction in the White House. The Obama people are siding with the internet Majors in this dispute


30 posted on 01/20/2012 3:36:01 AM PST by dennisw (A nation of sheep breeds a government of Democrat wolves!)
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To: Razzz42

:’)


31 posted on 01/20/2012 3:51:50 AM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: JerseyHighlander; Melas

What is the difference between this DDoS and union picketers with clubs ?

Anonymous didn’t hack ‘into’ any of these organizations, ‘it’ only formed a protest line and blocked the doors.

IIRC, the WH and Pentagon underwent a DDoS attack many years ago. From hackers in another country. Have we learned anything?


32 posted on 01/20/2012 9:11:03 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: dennisw
The Obama people are siding with the internet Majors in this dispute

Going after the big money.

33 posted on 01/20/2012 9:14:02 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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