Department of Justice Site Down, Anonymous Takes Credit

    January 19, 2012
    Josh Wolford
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More analysis of the Department of Justice vs. Anonymous – Who’s Tricking Who?

UPDATE 3: Down go the RIAA and the MPAA’s sites as well.

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:

Oh noes! http://t.co/14soHKDA seems to be down :( #Megaupload #SOPA #PIPA Expect more! #Anonymous 5 minutes ago via web · powered by @socialditto

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! 1 minute ago via LulzTweeter · powered by @socialditto

UPDATE 2: Universal Music has also been hit by Anonymous, also in retribution for the MegaUpload takedown:

  • http://www.jacksononthemoon.com Sharon J

    It is just starting to come back now…with no formatting. 2:32 PST

  • The Plumber

    I don’t support Anonymous targeting government sites but if you ask me about the other F…ers (Music industry, Hollywood and the ones behind this mess) I might give you a different answer. Those SOBs are a liability to this country. They dragging the country down with them.

    Megaupload is a big site. Did they have legal and illegal content? Sure, just like youtube, Google, Reddit, ebay and other big sites. They also took them down when requested after complaints just like youtube, google, reddit and ebay.

  • nonsen

    we are tired of all these industries and all this governements we are not ur slaves we don’t want to play in ur games no more we are no fools we awake now we are watching u coming from far

  • The Plumber

    Megavideo too? My favorite site… Didn’t know the two were owned by the same people. God damn! I hate these Riaa bastards.

  • f

    Yen a marre de la censure , pour 1 000 000 000 000€ je go pas au USA , mais pour 1€ je go manifester devant le tribunal

  • Albert

    C’mon…we all know the group “anonymous” are actually government agents. What better way to make sure legislation like SOPA/PIPA and others coming down the pipe than to create false flags like these? Bloody brilliant!

    • you3

      Where from you know that ‘anonymous’ are government agents?

  • Mikaël

    Au diable le gouvernement Américain de merde!! Longue vie à ANONYMOUS!!

  • http://socbo.com/bookmarks/macggie18/downloading?sort=date_asc iconomania

    SkyDrive Mobile: A Look at Microsoft’s New Windows Phone and iPhone Apps

    Today, Microsoft took yet another step to advance its Windows Live SkyDrive consumer-oriented cloud service, offering up free mobile apps for both Windows Phone and Apple’s iPhone. I’ve been using these apps for over a week, and the capabilities are impressive, especially on Windows Phone, which provides document editing capabilities in addition to viewing.

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