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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).
Hacker group Anonymous isn’t happy about the takedown of file-sharing site Megaupload , and as a result, it’s targeting some big companies and government agencies.
Published time: January 19, 2012 21:48 Edited time: March 07, 2012 12:29 Hacktivists with the collective Anonymous are waging an attack on the website for the White House after successfully breaking the sites for the FBI, 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 FBI, Department of Justice, Universal Music Group, RIAA, Motion Picture Association of America and Warner Music Group.