Friday, January 20, 2012

Uncle Sam shuts down Megaupload - 'Anonymous' retaliates

Slashdot reports:

"Federal prosecutors in Virginia have shut down notorious file-sharing site and charged the service's founder with violating piracy laws. The Associated Press broke the story on Thursday, reporting that the indictment accuses's owner with costing copyright holders including record labels and movie studios more than $500 million in lost revenue."*  "Shortly after a federal raid today brought down the file sharing service Megaupload, hackers aligned with the online collective Anonymous have shut down sites for the Department of Justice, Universal Music Group and the RIAA. 'It was in retaliation for Megaupload, as was the concurrent attack on,' Anonymous operative Barrett Brown tells RT on Thursday afternoon."*

  1. Twitter - @AnonymousWiki
  2. January 19th, 2012
  3. Popular file-sharing website 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:
  5. 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.
  6. #OpMegaupload
  7. The following sites were taken down in response to the FBI shutting down
  8. :) TANGO DOWN

Megaupload Song (Temporarily) Banned on YouTube: