Following the arrest of the organizers of the project Megaupload.com hacker groups worldwide have announced plans to conduct attacks on government websites and online resources of large media companies and industry organizations. On Friday, the U.S. FBI sites, U.S. Department of Justice and Industrial Organization MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) are struggling with the influx of hacker traffic.
For the majority of attacks take responsibility for themselves hacking group Anonymous. Recall that on Friday morning in New Zealand were detained four project operators Megaupload.com, charged with hosting pirated content on the network, money laundering, financial fraud and other charges. Each of them faces 20 years in prison. On Friday, Megaupload.com operators brought before a court of Auckland in New Zealand. The judge said that their activities Megaupload, registered in Hong Kong, has caused damage to the holders $ 500 million, in addition to advertising illegally pirated content, they earned about $ 175 million. A few hours after the arrest of a group of hacktivists Anonymous said launching its “most large “attack on the government and music sites. ”The FBI do not think that they do so just get away with it. They should wait for a response Anonymous”, – said in a Twitter-message @ AnonymousWiki. Later in this blog there is evidence that as a result of the attack have been disabled 10 sites, including sites of the FBI, Universal Music, RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) and the French government’s anti-piracy agency Hadopi.
On Saturday morning the site is still Universal Music was unavailable, it gay cap that the server being technical work. Also, the Sabbath is online and the site was Hadopi. The remaining sites were in the list Anonymous on Friday and Saturday available. According to antivirus company Sophos, a leading monitoring sites over the past couple of days of DDOS-traffic sites for government and industry of many movies and music associations. On Friday and Saturday was attacked by a site of French President Nicolas Sarkozy. So far, Sarkozy has been known in Europe as one of the most active fighters against piracy, often supported the most radical measures such as banning users from accessing the network for downloading pirated files. In addition, France is often supported by official Washington in its anti-piracy initiatives. On Friday evening, the official website of the French president has been placed Elysee.fr traditional slogan for Anonymous We Are Legion, but on Saturday morning, administrators replaced it with a normal page. The agency also France Presse notes that on Friday, French Minister of Culture Frederic Mitterrand condemned those behind the project Megaupload.com, calling them “criminals” and supported the U.S. actions, close the project. ”This (project work) violation of clean water, there is stealing someone else’s property,” – said in an interview with Mitterrand, the French television channel BFM TV. ”I agree that these people supported the theft of a large scale,” – he said. Sophos also noted that today much of the DDOS-mail traffic in these projects comes from the server in the domain zone. bz, belonging to Belize. ”I do not think that all the ongoing attacks is uniquely associated with Megaupload, network a lot of people who want to realize their own objectives under the guise of malcontents closing Megaupload. While no one but Anonymous, is not officially supported the project closed, “- says co-founder TorrentFreak.com Andy Maxwell. Let us recall that this week has stirred up the western internet protests against Washington’s anti-piracy projects under consideration Stop Online Piracy Act (Sopa) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (Pipa), discussed in the House of Representatives and U.S. Senate, respectively. On Thursday the U.S. Senate declared that under the pressure of civil protest, he postpones vote on the project and directs the PIPA Act ??for substantial revision. Earlier against the SOPA and PIPA spoke Google, Facebook, Wikipedia, Reddit, founder of technology WWW and HTML, Tim Berners-Lee, Commissioner Neelie Kroes and others.