Anonymous Downs RIAA & MPAA Sites

    January 19, 2012
    Josh Wolford

Anonymous is continuing their takedown of sites in some way associated with the fact that the Department of Justice took down popular filesharing site MegaUpload earlier today. The latest victims? The Recording Industry Association of America and the Motion Picture Association of America.

Anonymous/Megaupload backlash update: is now Tango Down | #OpPayback #OpMegaupload #SOPA #PIPA 8 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

ALERT: Motion Picture Association of America TANGO DOWN! #Megaupload 1 minute ago via web · powered by @socialditto

Anonymous Groups in other parts of the world are also joining in on the fun:

via @OccupyOregon Recording Industry Association of America site ( taken down in response to #Megaupload. Who’s next? 7 minutes ago via Twitter for Android · powered by @socialditto

#OpMegaUpload Our Pwnies are with you! #ExpectUs 2 minutes ago via Mobile Web · powered by @socialditto

TARGET FIRE!!! #Megaupload #Anonymous 7 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

The first site to go down in what is being referring to as #OpPayback was the Department of Justice. Next came Universal Music’s site. This is definitely the biggest coordinated attack we’ve seen out of Anonymous in some time. As the frequency of these takedowns increases, it’s fair to assume that this could continue through the night.


Josh Wolford
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