[storyful] The hacker group Anonymous targeted the US Department of Justice and several recording and movie industry websites with distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks on Thursday, following the FBI’s shutdown of the popular file sharing site, MegaUpload.com. At one point, the websites for Justice Department, Universal Music, the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America were all offline and later responding very slowly. The Justice Department indicted seven people and two companies behind MegaUpload. Four of the individuals were arrested in New Zealand and the other three are at large.
AnonOps (@anonops) January 19, 2012
Operation: Protect Justice – engaged
EMERGENCY ACTION AUTHORIZED![video link]
Transcript of the audio:
Greetings citizens of the world.
This is a short message to the corrupt elite in The United States of America. As some of you may or may not know, the (in) justice department have taken down Megaupload. Seven employees faces a charge that will most likely give them 55 years in prison. Here is a quote from the feds: “Today’s action by the Department of Justice against the leaders of MegaUpload.com shows what law enforcement can do to protect American intellectual property that is stolen through domestic websites. “
For too long you have abused the people. For too long have your masters ruled from the shadows. For too long have we watched and accepted this. Not anymore. Did you really think the people of the world would simply accept that their rights were being taken away by your newest invention, Sopa/pipa? If you did, you were wrong. The people of America and the world will not surrender and obey this easily. As you have witnessed, the solidarity and the will to resist, have been rising among the people. You know how powerfull we are when we mobilize. Look at Wall Street, The october 15th demonstrations and the arab spring. You fear us. You are desperatly trying to figure out new ways to keep us silenced. But unlike the people in your senate, our voices and minds cannot be bought nor silenced with threats. We will settle for freedom, and freedom only, and when we achieve it, not even then will we rest. We are one idea, the collective mind of humans all over the earth, we are the voice of the supressed, when your corporate media light shines elsewhere, we are the protectors of our own rights, the defenders of faith in dark times like these, brought upon us by you, the elite.
We are anonymous.
We do not forgive, nor do we forget.
You should have expected us.
We can not be stopped.
3 Thoughts on the MegaUpload Bust. hot.curry.com/Asb8oi—
Adam Curry (@adamcurry) January 20, 2012
mashable reports: Megaupload, the file sharing website that was shut down Thursday, is back up Friday — without a domain name. This new site appears to be based in the Netherlands. You can access the site by clicking here: http://188.8.131.52/.