Department of Justice Site Down, Anonymous Takes CreditBy: Josh Wolford - January 19, 2012
More analysis of the Department of Justice vs. Anonymous – Who’s Tricking Who?
The DOJ’s website (www.justice.gov) is currently down, and Anonymous (or at least some arm of it) is taking credit. Check out this tweet:
As you can see, they reference the DOJ / ICE takedown of popular filesharing site Megaupload, which happened earlier today.
Of course, this is all taking place just one day after the internet-wide SOPA / PIPA protest.
More to come…
UPDATE: 4:28 pm EST, justice.gov is still down. Other anonymous Twitter accounts are tweeting about the outage:
http://t.co/AJFbfqO4 seems to be besieged by some pirate ships. Can’t handle the pirates? Don’t sail the proxeas!
UPDATE 2: Universal Music has also been hit by Anonymous, also in retribution for the MegaUpload takedown: