WASHINGTON (Jan. 20) – Reacting to the Thursday’s federal raid on Megaupload.com - one of the world’s largest file-sharing sites - on account of infringing piracy laws, hackers’ group Anonymous have broken the websites for the FBI, Department of Justice, Universal Music Group, RIAA, Motion Picture Association of America and Warner Music Group.
|Anonymous take down several websites, including FBI, reacting to Megaupload crackdown|
“It was in retaliation for Megaupload, as was the concurrent attack on Justice.org,” Anonymous operative Barrett Brown tells Russia Today on Thursday afternoon.
Only hours after the crackdown on Megaupload the Department of Justice and Universal Music Group sites went down.
As reported earlier, founder of Megaupload, Kim Schmitz aka Kimble and Kim Dotcom, and four others linked to the website were arrested in New Zealand and an international crackdown led agents to serving at least 20 search warrants across the world.
As per RT reports; less than an hour after the DoJ and Universal sites were hacked, the website for the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), went offline as well. Later on government's Copyright.gov site and the site for Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) - the licensing organization that represents some of the biggest names in music – were also went offline.
The latest of sites to fall is FBI.gov, which finally broke at around 7:40 pm EST Thursday evening.