Anonymous Strikes Again
January 23, 2012 at 3:56 AM (PT)
Last week, just hours after the U.S. government arrested the leaders of and shut down MEGAUPLOAD.COM, a popular hub for illegal file sharing, "hacktivist" collective ANONYMOUS counter-attacked by shutting down the websites to the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE, UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP, the RIAA, the MPAA and among many other targets, possibly including the WHITE HOUSE (NET NEWS 1/19).
Now, "ANONYMOUS strikes again," reports PC MAGAZINE. "Fresh off the last few days' worth of Web attacks, designed as a kind of cyber-retribution for the demise of file-sharing site MEGAUPLOAD at the hands of the FBI, members of the group have taken to TWITTER to claim accountability for an attack on CBS.COM" as well as UNIVERSAL MUSIC and WARNER MUSIC.
CBS.COM, UMG and WMG are back online this morning (1/23).