01/20/2012

Hacker group 'Anonymous' hits FBI

Anonymous explained via Twitter that the attack was in retaliation for the FBI's crackdown on Megaupload.com, alleged to be a source of online piracy

By Andrew Wallenstein and Ted Johnson
Daily Variety

WASHINGTON — As the debate over antipiracy legislation rages on in Congress and cyberspace, the feds are taking aim at a website alleged to be one of the world's most popular sources of online piracy.

Megaupload.com was shut down by a federal indictment issued Thursday. The FBI, which led the investigation, characterized the indictment as "among the largest criminal copyright cases ever brought by the United States."

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