Just want to share an article I read after posting my blog for today. Those hackers sure know how to do business.
Almost immediately after federal prosecutors shut down Megaupload.com on charges of violating piracy laws, Twitter and online forums exploded with chatter about revenge and retaliation.
Federal prosecutors shut down file-sharing service Megaupload.com on Jan. 19 for distributing illegal content in one of the largest online piracy crackdowns in Internet history and arrested four individuals.
Hours later, Websites belonging to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Copyright Office and several entertainment giants, including Universal Music, Recording Industry Association of America and Motion Picture Association of America, were knocked offline by Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks and remained unavailable for the remainder of the day and evening.
Here’s the complete article.
Yeah well SOPA may not be the overall cause here, but I could probably say it’s one of those initiators for online copyrights. It’s gonna be a rough ride for us netizens once SOPA and PIPA takes action. Kudos to that hacker I must say. I’m not a supporter of SOPA and PIPA so anything that messes around the world wide web, should be careful. You never know, your site might be next.