Hacker Group “Anonymous” Shuts Down Websites For DOJ, MPAA, and RIAA
As a sign of the times if SOPA and PIPA pass, the Department of Justice today shut down the file sharing website megaupload.com and charged 7 people with running an international criminal enterprise. Under the outlined plan for SOPA and PIPA, each person convicted could face up to 5 years in prison. In response to the Mega Upload shut down, the hacker-activist group "Anonymous" has claimed credit for shutting down the websites for the DOJ, Universal Music, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). The MPAA and RIAA are two of the biggest supporters of SOPA and PIPA.
Just before 6p, the Twitter account @AnonOps, reportedly controlled by Anonymous members, posted,