Friday, January 20, 2012
Hackers Revenge against
government because of Megaupload shut down US
Hackers have targeted
government and other copyright organisations after the file-sharing website Mega Upload was shut down. US
The DoJ announced on Thursday that it had taken action to force Megaupload and related domain names offline, and had charged the firm’s co-founders and others with violating piracy laws.
Their Hong Kong-based site had around 150 million users and 50 million daily hits. It had received celebrity endorsements from the model Kim Kardashian and singers Alicia Keys and Kanye West among others, making it one of the net’s most high-profile file sharing sites.
The business had said it had been diligent in responding to complaints about pirated material.
The Department of Justice (DoJ), FBI and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) among others have been bombarded with internet traffic, as hackers hit back in protest to the removal of the website.