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Anthony De Rosa

Anonymous takes down several websites over shutdown of Megaupload.com

By Anthony De Rosa
January 19, 2012

Earlier today Reuters reported that file sharing website Megaupload.com was taken offline and charged with copyright infringement by a U.S. grand jury.

In response, the loose knit hacker collective “Anonymous” has organized a protest using a brute force method of flooding a website with so many requests it falls under its own weight, a tactic they call a LOIC (low orbit ion cannon) or DOS attack (denial of service).

The victims of their attack so far: the Department of Justice, the RIAA, MPAA, and Universal Music. As of the publishing of this post, only the MPAA had regained its footing and the other sites remained inaccessible.

The FBI issued this press release about the Megapupload arrests.

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I would like to say that I hate the fact that I can not escape my email address or any logon for that matter. Second, KUDOS TO ANONYMOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The government deserves its just desserts.
Eye for an eye.

Posted by glovurm | Report as abusive
 

Looks like they took down the FBI site too.

Posted by TanK203 | Report as abusive
 

The website that is the replication of another website. This type of websites are used as a response to spikes in user visitors. Mirror sites are most commonly used to provide multiple sources of the same information, and are of particular value as a way of providing reliable access to large downloads. Thanks.
Regards,
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