Skip to comments.(Hacker) Anonymous Goes on Megaupload Revenge Spree
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 attackand 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 animositythey've been a vocal opponent of the bill since its inceptioncombined 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 sitelooks 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' historyover 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 internationalFrench copyright authority HADOPI bites the dust under Anon pressure.
Update 11: The Federal Bureau of Investigation has fallen and can't get up.
You think the gov’t is thankless, just wait until Anonymous turns its sights back on businesses and conservatives. Thanks Razzz42.
Their statement makes a not to subtile treat to Chris Dodd too.
The revolution began with the tea party.
Whups. Sorry. My last post was generated in 1773.
The revolution began with the Tea Party.
Now I feel better.
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.
don’t mess with the low orbit ion cannon.
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???
This is what they want. It sets up an excuse to clean the net.
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.
Not really minding they nuked Holder’s agency.
the e.e. cummings version was also okay. ;’)
Yep, it could very well be a virtual “Reichstag Fire”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
So your ok with foreign terrorists staging cyber attacks against the United States and businesses located here? I certainly know your sort.