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Anonymous attacks WhiteHouse.gov after taking down Department of Justice and others
01-20-2012, 12:37 AM,
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Anonymous attacks WhiteHouse.gov after taking down Department of Justice and others
Anonymous attacks WhiteHouse.gov after taking down Department of Justice and others
RT, 20 January 2012

Hacktivists with the collective Anonymous are waging an attack on the website for the White House after successfully breaking the sites for the Department of Justice, Universal Music Group, RIAA and Motion Picture Association of America.

In response to today’s federal raid on the file sharing service Megaupload, hackers with the online collective Anonymous have broken the websites for the Department of Justice, Universal Music Group, RIAA and Motion Picture Association of America.

It was in retaliation for Megaupload, as was the concurrent attack on Justice.org,” Anonymous operative Barrett Brown tells RT on Thursday afternoon.

Only hours before the DoJ and Universal sites went down, news broke that Megaupload, a massive file sharing site with a reported 50 million daily users, was taken down by federal agents. Four people linked to Megaupload were arrested in New Zealand and an international crackdown led agents to serving at least 20 search warrants across the globe.

Less than an hour after the DoJ and Universal sites came down, the website for the RIAA, or Recording Industry Association of America, went offline as well. Shortly before 6 p.m EST, the government's Copyright.gov site went down as well.

Minutes later, MPAA.org also returned an error as Anonymous hacktivists managed to bring the website for the Motion Picture Association of America. The group, headed by former senator Chris Dodd, is an adamant supporter of both PIPA and SOPA legislation.

Universal Music Group, or UMG, is the largest record company in the United States and under its umbrella are the labels Interscope-Geffen-A&M, the Island Def Jam Motown Music Group and Mercury Records.

Brown adds that “more is coming” and Anonymous-aligned hacktivists are pursuing a joint effort with others to “damage campaign raising abilities of remaining Democrats who support SOPA.”

Although many members of Congress have just this week changed their stance on the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, the raid on Megaupload Thursday proved that the feds don’t need SOPA or its sister legislation, PIPA, in order to pose a blow to the Web.

Brown adds that operatives involved in the project will use an “experimental campaign” and search engine optimization techniques “whereby to forever saddle some of these congressmen with their record on this issue.
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01-20-2012, 12:40 AM,
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RE: Anonymous attacks WhiteHouse.gov after taking down Department of Justice and others
Something smells fishy here. The feds can use this as an excuse to crack down on the internet. Funny how Anonymous seems to cause a problem just when the feds want to implement a "solution"...
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01-20-2012, 02:17 AM, (This post was last modified: 01-20-2012, 03:42 AM by nwo2012.)
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RE: Anonymous attacks WhiteHouse.gov after taking down Department of Justice and others
Exactly what I thought when reading the title. Just like Stuxnet, they attack Iran with it then say we need to protect against cyber-terrorism
Perfect example of problem, reaction, solution.
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01-20-2012, 02:21 AM,
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RE: Anonymous attacks WhiteHouse.gov after taking down Department of Justice and others
Yes, I think you are right, it is a black flag op.
An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it.
Mohandas Gandhi


Each of us is put here in this time and this place to personally decide the future of humankind.
Did you think you were put here for something less?
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01-20-2012, 08:49 PM,
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RE: Anonymous attacks WhiteHouse.gov after taking down Department of Justice and others
If they´re smart enough to take down these types of targets w/o inside info, they´re smart enough to know the repercussions of their actions... Although I can understand how pissed people might be in the face of the Megaupload takedown. I was enraged when I read about it myself, fucking bad losers in the government - go figure. However, revenge is a dish best served cold...
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