Cyberwar – US gov attacks website, without SOPA, Anonymous strikes back

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(Healingtalks) SOPA (the Stop Online Piracy Act) has not been enacted, a ploy to censor and control the Internet by the US government, has been shelved for the time being in Congress. But several key Congressmen have promised it will be back on the agenda as soon as next month.

“Cyberwar”

In the meantime, and without the teeth of SOPA, there was a raid earlier yesterday that shut down the file sharing service Megaupload

At least 20 warrants were served and seven arrests made internationally.

Hactivists’ response

Hacktivists responded quickly.  The websites for the US Department of Justice and Universal Music Group , US Copyright Office, Warner Music, BMI, and RIAA were frozen. At around 7:40 PM ET, FBI.gov finally went down. Ongoing attacks have also been waged against WhiteHouse.gov, the official site for the Executive Branch of the United States.

More coming

“It was in retaliation for Megaupload,” Barrett Brown confirms to RT. A frequent collaborator with Anonymous, he is part of a campaign aimed at attacking Congressmen who support the SOPA and PIPA legislations.

“We can expect a great deal of havoc of the sort we saw today. We’re going to see it in a stepped up fashion,” adds Brown.

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