Feds Have Now Shut Down One of the Biggest Piracy Sites

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Bob Dylan Roof

Megaupload was a Kim Dotcom aka Kim Schmitz operation. He's a notorious scam artist and German man of power.

Deal with it.

President Camacho
Impeccable timing by the DOJ... they saved the rare big fish for immediately before voting on the SOPA bill begins.
Bob Dylan Roof
The Legal Industry (TM) hard at work, generating more complex and useless legislation and litigation...and donating to Obama.
Niccolo and Donkey

RIP Megaupload :(

Soooo many great .pdf files.


Mediafire was better anyways.

Anthony Cash

Booooo!!!!! How I'm going to watch the latest episodes of South Park here in Australia, while It's going to take months for the episodes to air on TV? US FedGov - hands off our internets!

Anonymous Goes on Megaupload Revenge Spree: DoJ, RIAA, MPAA, and Universal Music All Offline

Anonymous has sure been quiet lately, but today's federal bust of Megaupload riled 'em up good: a retaliatory strike against DoJ.gov (and plenty of other foes) leaving them completely dead.
DownForEveryoneOrJustMe.com is reporting the department's site as universally nuked, and an Anonymous-affiliated Twitter account is boasting success. This is almost certainly the result of a quickly-assembled DDoS attack —and easily the widest in scope and ferocity we've seen in some time. If you had any doubts Anonymous is still a hacker wrecking ball, doubt no more.
The combination of the hacking nebula's SOPA animosity—they've been a vocal opponent of the bill since its inception—combined with today's sudden Megaupload news has made the group bubble over: hundreds upon hundreds of Anon operatives are in a plotting frenzy, chatting about which site will go down next. In Anon's eyes, the government and media interests are responsible for the undue destruction of Megaupload (and the arrest of four of its operators), so it'll be exactly those entities that're feeling the pain right now. Pretty much every company that makes movies, TV, or music, along with the entirety of the federal government, is in Anonymous' crosshairs.
Update: Anonymous says they've also knocked off the RIAA's site—looks down for us at the moment as well.
Update 2: Universal Music Group has also fallen off an e-cliff.
Update 3: Goodbye for now, MPAA.org.
Update 4: Affected sites are bouncing in and out of life, and are at the very least super slow to load. Anon agents are currently trying to coordinate their DDoS attacks in the same direction via IRC.
Update 5: The US Copyright Office joins the list.
Update 6: This Anon sums up the mood in their "official" chat room at the moment:
Danzu: STOP EVERYTHING, who are we DoSing right now?
Update 7: Russian news service RT claims this is the largest coordinated attack in Anonymous' history—over 5,600 DDoS zealots blasting at once.
Update 8: the Anonymous DDoS planning committee is chittering so quickly, it's making my laptop fan spin.
Update 9: Major record label BMI is down for the count.
Update 10: La résistance est international—French copyright authority HADOPI bites the dust under Anon pressure.
Mega court blunder could see Kim Dotcom’s fortune returned


In other words, someone in the legal system was pissed that they couldn't watch break bad for free anymore. :thumbsup: