Friday, January 20, 2012

The SOPA Drama Continues...

With the recent SOPA/PIPA debate that's hitting Internet freedom as we know it... Worlds collide as one of the largest cyber battles begins...

The website "Megaupload" was recently shut down by the Department of Justice & FBI. Four of its founders charged with piracy.

Hacker group Anonymous (ie: people you really shouldn't piss off) has just retaliated by launching their largest coordinated DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service, a cyber attack designed to bring down a website) Attack.

Targets: (All sites are down as of the writing of this article. The list will be updated as more reports come in)
  1. US Department of Justice
  2. RIAA
  3. Universal Records
  5. US Copyright Office
  6. EMI Records
  7. HADOPI.FR (French Copyright Site)
  8. US FBI site
Click to read Anonymous' statement on the attacks

For those that don't know what this whole SOPA thing is about, I think Jon Stewart can explain it better than I can...

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