Anonymous Exacts Revenge for Megaupload Takedown

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MasterOfHisOwnDomain:

Daystar Clarion:
So...

Anon does nothing to show it's backing of SOPA but when a file sharing website gets taken down 'it's on'?

To be fair, the Feds did shut down its sister site, Megaporn...

...so obviously things got real.

I agree with this eventhough I haven't been at Megaporn in a nice while yet I do remember when it was once called Megarotic. You just don't fuck with people's porn nor their money. Shit is gonna get heavy fast.

Daystar Clarion:
Just 'internet guys with nothing better to do'.

Sort of like Wikipedia yesterday.

Oh, wait:
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The_root_of_all_evil:

Daystar Clarion:
Just 'internet guys with nothing better to do'.

Sort of like Wikipedia yesterday.

Oh, wait:
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Well Wikipedia do something useful.

Anon don't.

Really, is anyone surprised by this?

And this is why you don't mess with Megaporn.
Anon, love them or hate them, I guess they are at least dealing with the loss of files (porn) in the only way they know.
"They took our porn? FIRE THE DDOS CANNON!"

Nooners:

Omnific One:
That's actually unsettlingly quick response time from Anon. They are obviously gaining strength.

Yeah...that's not really helping.

If Anon could do some serious damage, then it labels them as potential threats and gives the gov't an excuse to police the webs.

Yeah, that's my worry.

Oh heavens no, they took down a website. I suppose revenge is a dish best served cold.

This was to be expected. But accomplish much :(

Probably was not best time to take down megaupload with all the tension recently. While I don't support actions taken to take down sights by Anonymous they can't be blamed entirely for actions. The government couldn't possibly have done a worse job at handling megaupload then taking it down on day of blackout protests. Honestly what were they thinking? Waiting even a week or couple of days but doing it after a protest of kind on 18th is just wow.

Omnific One:
That's actually unsettlingly quick response time from Anon. They are obviously gaining strength.

Or they were prepaired. You'd think with SOPA, there forces would be on high alert.

These attacks aren't from the actual Anonymous. Escapist writers, please ignore claims from those twitter accounts, as they belong to clones (the ANONYMOOSE IS LEEJUN variety as well, so even worse).

I'm not seeing how they're actually doing anything. The websites?

http://www.riaa.com/ Still up. I'm on it right now. Opening a new tab...

http://www.mpaa.org/ Also still up. Let's try another one...

http://www.universalmusic.com/ That one I can't seem to resolve, but that could just be a slow spot in the system.

So, a potential 1 out of 3 sites. I fully back Anonymous in just about anything and everything they do, however I'm not seeing ANYTHING here to suggest that they are actually DOING anything.

Not much can really be said about anon. It's hard to support or denounce them since it's like saying hurricanes are bad, or fire is good. Hacking is just as occurring as natural events/disasters and hacker collectives seem to be like the mother nature of the internet. All you can really do is just go about your day like it or not.

*facepalms*

what a useless thing to do :/

thanks for giving the SOPA fucks more ammo assholes

Why should we care about these guys? Where were they in stopping SOPA and PIPA?

I quote a man large in character and size: "Fight in the name of childishness!" I'm pretty sure that's what Anon is doing.

Ldude893:
The statement 'shit just got real' doesn't even cover it.

I think this song fits the occasion perfectly:

SOPA will hunt you down for linking that!

Baron von Blitztank:
Well, Anonymous have now started to show up and DDOS the place.

Fixed that for you.

Well, please allow me to be the first here to say... -cough- "Ho not this shit again." I had enough of this last year and I don't think this kind of stuff is going to help anything. Specially at this moment in time.

So the Feds go through legitimate channels to shut down MegaUpload and Anonymous does their usual inconvenient hijinks. *golf clap*

It's like watching the court jester trying to thwart an assassin.

Mumorpuger:
Why should we care about these guys? Where were they in stopping SOPA and PIPA?

One wonders how many of them did anything to help raise awareness of SOPA or PIPA. Considering their track record, not much. They would rather sit on their hands and wait until the crap hits the fan, and then do their lame hacking shit.

Um, guys, think about it though, what if anon said the opposed SOPA, what would that really do? "The hackers oppose us! That must mean we're doing a good thing!"

Na, I figure this had moer to do with the fact they took down the porn than the upload site.

Just when I was forgetting them, they have to curse my mind again.

Though I dont exactly know what kinda accomplishment they thinkt hey made taking down Utah's judicial sit.

EDIT:

The_root_of_all_evil:

Daystar Clarion:
Just 'internet guys with nothing better to do'.

Sort of like Wikipedia yesterday.

Oh, wait:
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Yeah... I dont think what Anon did is going to do really change any of those minds, unless soeone on the for side words it so SOPA/PIPA can hurt Anon and take them down.

*RIAA's website just came up

this is pretty awesome that anonymous did this, it's a little batman. it's not just about retaliation to injustice, but devoting ones self to an ideal and make it a symbol. or maybe i'm just a little too inspired, w/e, still sounds awesome.

Oh man, I'm SURE that the DoJ and the RIAA are totally cowering in fear right now, and are totally going to change their minds.

Oh wait, they're not. If anything, this will just make them more determined to pursue the matter, as well as arrest a few "hackers" while they're at it.

The Random One:
I keep thinking of that XKCD comic. "Anonymous tore down a poster put up... by the Department of Justice!"

nice avatar.

ANYhoo, this just seems particularly petty to me. I guess at least they're doing something... don't know how it will help anything though.

in possibly related news, the term 'lulzy' now fills me with equal parts annoyance and embarrassment.

Zachary Amaranth:

tony2077:
oh anon when will you learn your way of doing things doesn't help

Probably never, considering "anon" is kind of an amorphous body.

I've always imagined them as some sort of outer god made up of ones and zeroes. You've seen those outer ones before, right? all those limbs, eyes, and mouths. They must get confused sometimes. The most powerful of the outer gods in Lovecraft's works is called "the idiot god" sometimes.

...how very appropriate.

Hal10k:

ChaplainOrion:
What if the government DDOSed Anonymous? Would anyone else love to see that happen?

You wouldn't be able to do that unless you actually knew who the people behind the DDOS were, and in that case you could just have regular law enforcement deal with them.

Well we all know that Anon is has strong 4chan roots so I was imagining they'd DDOS that and play it off as another group pro-government.

These are just attacks out of desperation nothing will happen because of them. These arent websites we visit everyday and them being taken down for a short amount of time will not in fact do any real damage.

Take down amazon.com then you know...people will freak out and be scared. Because if you take a site like this that makes $ out of being online and available then people will pay attention.

Taking the departement of justice down does what? Piss them off and makes them shut down another site. Who wins in that exchange ?

ChaplainOrion:

Hal10k:

ChaplainOrion:
What if the government DDOSed Anonymous? Would anyone else love to see that happen?

You wouldn't be able to do that unless you actually knew who the people behind the DDOS were, and in that case you could just have regular law enforcement deal with them.

Well we all know that Anon is has strong 4chan roots so I was imagining they'd DDOS that and play it off as another group pro-government.

You would be taking all the people who spend all of their time in 4chan and forcing them to migrate to other parts of the internet.

Good lord, man, consider the consequences.

Its not enough. Im furious right now because I have because of circumstances of uploading massive amounts of my personal files I created to megaupload so I could reformat my PC and correspondingly being blocked from the web host for those files the day after I reformat the PC I now have tens of thousands of hours (In essence years) of my personal work and labor being held hostage because many of the items I stored for the purposes of reformatting do not have physical files (Such as incomplete drawings, Massive library of audio track recordings, animation studio proofs, etc) that are absolutely irreplaceable.

This reaction is STILL too small. This shit is beyond control and certainly well beyond politely compromising and negotiating. Man I am really glad I got what supplies I have prepared when I did.

Hal10k:

ChaplainOrion:

Hal10k:

You wouldn't be able to do that unless you actually knew who the people behind the DDOS were, and in that case you could just have regular law enforcement deal with them.

Well we all know that Anon is has strong 4chan roots so I was imagining they'd DDOS that and play it off as another group pro-government.

You would be taking all the people who spend all of their time in 4chan and forcing them to migrate to other parts of the internet.

Good lord, man, consider the consequences.

Then the government would have perfect reasons to censor the internet... Good lord, I discovered their next move. This is all part of their plans!

What's going to happen now?

They've taken a while to get involved in all this. They probably want to take a more backseat role this time seeing as the internet is doing good on it's own and will just retaliate when stuff like this happens. Still, things are getting a bit unsettling now.

Listen up everyone. Anonymous did not do this with SOPA in mind. They did not do this to make the internet a better place. This was not about helping anyone. They care not that you're whining about how it doesn't help.

Guess what, Anonymous are not the heroes of the internet, and I'll thank every deity who'll listen for that. I was afraid they had all been replaced by self-righteous tossers.

Plain and simple: Anonymous got pissed->Anonymous got busy. I hope they keep it up... despite what you whiny sods are saying. We have all got more important things to worry about than Anonymous doing their thing, anyway.

SOPA/PIPA is still a threat and we shouldn't be hoping that Anonymous is going to be fighting our "Good Fight" for us. In short: be upset with them later, because this has NOTHING to do with SOPA.

viranimus:
Its not enough. Im furious right now because I have because of circumstances of uploading massive amounts of my personal files I created to megaupload so I could reformat my PC and correspondingly being blocked from the web host for those files the day after I reformat the PC I now have tens of thousands of hours (In essence years) of my personal work and labor being held hostage because many of the items I stored for the purposes of reformatting do not have physical files (Such as incomplete drawings, Massive library of audio track recordings, animation studio proofs, etc) that are absolutely irreplaceable.

This reaction is STILL too small. This shit is beyond control and certainly well beyond politely compromising and negotiating. Man I am really glad I got what supplies I have prepared when I did.

I don't mean this in a snarky, dickheaded way but how come you didn't back-up everything onto an exhd?
I'm a published author, and I have 3 back-up harddrives, just in case.
I'm asking sincerely, because I'm genuinely curious.
Not that I don't think it is royally fucked up that you can't access a site that you used for completely legal reasons.

I love me some Anonymous I admit it. I really miss Lulzsec though. Dammit those guys knew how to have a good time. Their Twitter was full of awesome.

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