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Date: 01/19/12 04:32 PM

54 Responses to Cyber War Breaks Out Over Megaupload.com Shutdown

  1. Profile photo of piperfawn
    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4916 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 4:33 pm
    Link: Cyber War Breaks Out Over Megaupload.com Shutdown - Let the Cyber War begin.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 4:39 pm
    Wow... that is going to be epic! love it that anon stepped in pretty much instantly!
  3. Profile photo of piperfawn
    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4916 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 4:42 pm
    This time Anonymous is striking back for real.
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    snuffy2009 Male 18-29
    241 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 4:47 pm
    HAHAHA nice...
  5. Profile photo of flyingpie
    flyingpie Male 13-17
    470 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 4:52 pm
    i figured that anonymous would respond to sopa and pipa somehow
  6. Profile photo of BJH515
    BJH515 Male 18-29
    223 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 4:55 pm
    That scene from "Fight Club" instantly popped into my head while watching this. Ya know, the one where they drag the man into the men`s room and Brad Pitt says "The people you are after are the people you depend upon; we cook your meals, we haul your trash, we connect your calls, we drive your ambulances, we guard you while you sleep. Do not drat with us."
    Heh
  7. Profile photo of Brassbull
    Brassbull Male 30-39
    1610 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 4:59 pm
    I was able to visit both the Dept. of Defense and the RIAA`s website. RIAA`s looks a bit screwy though. Anyone know the names of the other music websites? It doesn`t say on the youtube page.
  8. Profile photo of Kain1
    Kain1 Male 18-29
    1473 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 5:02 pm
    For once i support Anonymous.. The megaupload takedown has thoroughly screwed me over.. So much data lost ! :`(
  9. Profile photo of piperfawn
    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4916 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 5:16 pm
    Brassbull Mpaa
  10. Profile photo of piperfawn
    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4916 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 5:19 pm
    Brassbull when i checked Department of Justice, RIAA,UNIVERSALMUSIC and Mpaa 40 mins ago they all was down.
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    Brassbull Male 30-39
    1610 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 5:21 pm
    thanks piperfawn. it`s up as well.

    ok, round 2? bring it anonymous!

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    Brassbull Male 30-39
    1610 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 5:24 pm
    piperfawn, no doubt. just about all the recent news links when i googled those sites are talking about this.
  13. Profile photo of ReBoot
    ReBoot Male 18-29
    233 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 5:28 pm
    lol when you really piss Anonymous off then watch out.
    Anonymous is Legion
  14. Profile photo of ReBoot
    ReBoot Male 18-29
    233 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 5:30 pm
    @Kain1

    Who doesn`t support Anonymous?
    they do good work
  15. Profile photo of piperfawn
    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4916 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 5:35 pm
    For direct informations check this link Anon Twitter link operation MegaUpload
  16. Profile photo of Mrs_rumpel
    Mrs_rumpel Female 18-29
    54 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 5:46 pm
    oooh, this is going to get ugly.*Puts on helmet*
  17. Profile photo of Brassbull
    Brassbull Male 30-39
    1610 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 5:46 pm
    The FBI`s website is down. LOL - hell yeah!
  18. Profile photo of leesah
    leesah Female 18-29
    1566 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 5:48 pm
    Well I`ve got some Dr. Pepper and a bag o` Movie Theater Butter popcorn. Let`s watch how this pans out.
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    beardtats Male 18-29
    255 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 5:59 pm
    Anonymous is the only thing in the last 10 years that makes me actually want to learn about computers, so i can hack sh*t.
    i am barely computer-literate enough to come to IAB and make stupid comments. the abilities of people to crush an FBI website amazes me. kudos to them.
  20. Profile photo of Rawrg
    Rawrg Male 18-29
    934 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 6:15 pm
    I`m siding with Anonymous on this one.
  21. Profile photo of piperfawn
    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4916 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 6:22 pm
    in 15 minutes at BBC they will talk about the FBI attack
  22. Profile photo of tatervent
    tatervent Male 18-29
    373 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 6:33 pm
    anonymous are a bunch of losers with no impact in the real world.
  23. Profile photo of piperfawn
    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4916 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 6:44 pm
    tatervent maybe you don`t understand that today is started the first Cyber World War and Anon is one of the parts. Consequences will never be the same XD
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 6:46 pm
    They`ve taken down some big sites... that`s something. Finally!

    TO BATTLE!

    You have my bow.
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    psychoti Male 18-29
    198 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 6:48 pm
    Oh that`s just great, because the US is known for bowing down to terrorist demands. This is just going to strengthen the position of SOPA`s non-nice individual supporters. drat.
  26. Profile photo of emmettyville
    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4348 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 6:53 pm
    keep going anonymous, keep going!!!!!!!!!!! wooohoooooooo
  27. Profile photo of cityncolour
    cityncolour Male 30-39
    379 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 6:59 pm
    @tatervent
    soo... who the f*ck are you and what the f*uck have you contributed? total. f*cking. idiot.
  28. Profile photo of Corpsecrank
    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
    930 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 7:02 pm
    If anonymous didn`t constantly remind me of a bunch of angry kids furiously seeking any means possibly to lash out in a pathetic attempt to gain a very flawed sense of "justice" I would probably join them. But because they take such drastic and reckless action against anything they disagree with I cannot take them seriously. There are even better and far more effective ways to deal with these problems especially with the abilities they posses. I find it sad they aren`t capable of seeing that.
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    Corpsecrank Male 30-39
    930 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 7:05 pm
    @cityncolour in response: @tatervent
    soo... who the f*ck are you and what the f*uck have you contributed? total. f*cking. idiot.

    And what about you tough guy behind a keyboard? Can you answer your own foolish reply any better?

    Yes I did double post go ahead do something about it...
  30. Profile photo of piperfawn
    piperfawn Male 30-39
    4916 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 7:12 pm
    FBI is down again
  31. Profile photo of cyborg
    cyborg Male 13-17
    2790 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 7:18 pm
    kick ass Anon
  32. Profile photo of jamie76
    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2345 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 8:32 pm
    Corpsecrank

    such as??? seems you want to take a knife to a gun fight bud.
  33. Profile photo of Justin9235
    Justin9235 Male 18-29
    1582 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 8:50 pm
    This is the real anon, not the teenage wantabees who claim to be anon. poo is going down and I`m glad to see my favorite group of hackers back in action.
  34. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 9:20 pm
    Oh really, Anon?

    The sites are back up now.

    Anonymous is nothing. They`re a bunch of script kiddes DDoS`ing websites and acting like they`re hot-poo because they can temporarily overload servers that aren`t meant to handle large traffic loads, considering that they AREN`T VISITED THAT OFTEN IN THE FIRST PLACE.

    They haven`t done sh­it. Call me when they PERMANENTLY crash a site, or perhaps alter the entire DoJ`s homepage, and I`ll be impressed.

    As-is, they`re probably just a bunch of "haxors" firing off their LOIC`s from behind a proxy or two and laughing maniacally because they think they`re cool.
  35. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 9:22 pm
    I have not, do not, and will not like, respect, or fear Anonymous, because they`re like a flash-bang:

    All show, a little annoying, but overall not that dangerous.

    And this does nothing to prove me wrong.
  36. Profile photo of crystalskyz
    crystalskyz Female 30-39
    359 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 9:41 pm
    Someone is angry...well what`s new? I loved the take downs even if it`s not permanent. Go Anon!
  37. Profile photo of jpfu220
    jpfu220 Male 18-29
    65 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 9:47 pm
    i guess i don`t really understand....megaupload was shut down for what? i think i read piracy and money laundering? both things are against the law....so what is the problem?
  38. Profile photo of Altaru
    Altaru Male 18-29
    3483 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 10:18 pm
    Someone is angry...well what`s new?
    Angry?

    Not quite. I just find it pathetic that so many people support and praise an "organization" (if you can even call it that) that doesn`t actually DO anything except put on a show, and not even a good one to be honest.

    Get off your ass and actually do something, don`t just leave it up to someone else, especially when that someone (or group of someones, in this case) is just a bunch of pissed off basement-dwelling losers with a collection of pre-scripted tools that make it so easy a computer illiterate moron could perform a DDoS.

    They don`t do "good" work. They just don`t do work at all.
  39. Profile photo of Lucky2u
    Lucky2u Male 18-29
    315 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 11:00 pm
    go get `em anon! Burn `em down!
  40. Profile photo of jamie76
    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2345 posts
    January 19, 2012 at 11:37 pm
    anyone that actually thinks that anon uses pre-scripted tools is a fool. anon hacked one of the largest companies in the world, hack the fbi on the same day and managed to take anything and everything they wanted, all the while the security comapany owner said it could not happen. well it did, anon busted through their security easily and took what they wanted WHILE the company was aware of what was happening but could do nothing to stop them.

    anon has some major world class talent in it and denial of service is only one of the things they do. anon does what most wish they could, shut down those that try to take away our liberties. some would say it is wrong to do it the way they do but we live in a world and country where the rule of law means nothing to the rich and powerful because they buy and own the law.

  41. Profile photo of LightShaded
    LightShaded Male 18-29
    423 posts
    January 20, 2012 at 12:21 am
    It`s nice to see the government cracking down on the one thing that will legalize marijuana.
  42. Profile photo of Agent0024blo
    Agent0024blo Male 18-29
    197 posts
    January 20, 2012 at 1:03 am
    @jamie76... F U C EFFIN K Yes!
  43. Profile photo of thubanstar
    thubanstar Female 50-59
    822 posts
    January 20, 2012 at 4:19 am
    IT BEGINS!!!
  44. Profile photo of Victim
    Victim Male 70 & Over
    219 posts
    January 20, 2012 at 4:58 am
    "Anonymous" isn`t even a specific group, it`s what every retard that can port forward and set up a botnet calls themselves.

    Anyone can let someone else use their internet to DDoS, and with enough retards of course you can temporarily shut down a website.

    This is as big of a fail as when they only made Mastercard/Paypal`s front pages lag, but then just putting "www" before the link made them load perfectly.

    so pro hacka
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    Victim Male 70 & Over
    219 posts
    January 20, 2012 at 5:02 am
    Don`t get me wrong though, it`s not that I don`t appreciate people trying to make a point about why all this poo is stupid.

    I just don`t like when people are given more credit than they deserve then brag about it.
  46. Profile photo of Mr_Pedo_Bear
    Mr_Pedo_Bear Male 70 & Over
    997 posts
    January 20, 2012 at 5:21 am
    Anyone ever think that the real hackers who go onto 4chan and partake in these attacks are doing it for their own gain and just using the 4chaners to take the fall and provide distraction. Think about the Anonymous attacks which fail and the ones that succeed, or are just script kiddies. Thing I`ve noticed the effective attacks are worth money to the actual hackers
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    Mr_Pedo_Bear Male 70 & Over
    997 posts
    January 20, 2012 at 5:23 am
    and @piperfawn this isn`t a cyber war.....

    Another point when it comes down to it will the states want to back down now. They back down now they think next time anonymous wants to do something they`ll do this again. Where they won`t care about piracy they will care when it`s to do with national security gunatanomo or big oil or something. They back down now it creates a bad precedent for them which they can not have.... Where the protests against SOPA were working I can now see a reversal on this because of this
  48. Profile photo of patchgrabber
    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    January 20, 2012 at 6:31 am
    .I have not, do not, and will not like, respect, or fear Anonymous, because they`re like a flash-bang:

    All show, a little annoying, but overall not that dangerous

    They can be dangerous sometimes..

  49. Profile photo of EgalM
    EgalM Male 30-39
    1707 posts
    January 20, 2012 at 6:44 am
    There is no middle ground for media companies, they want it all, and can afford to try for it.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
    4903 posts
    January 20, 2012 at 6:55 am
    Whoa I find myself cheering for Anon, strange.
    Go get em f*ckers!
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14652 posts
    January 20, 2012 at 8:13 am
    He looks like Max Headroom cloned with Max Hardcore.
  52. Profile photo of PinkRhoid
    PinkRhoid Male 18-29
    1239 posts
    January 20, 2012 at 9:54 am
    "Where the protests against SOPA were working I can now see a reversal on this because of this"

    Ya, a small group of hackers making demands will obviously completely negate millions upon millions of people making calls, letters, emails, blackouts, and live protests.
  53. Profile photo of emmettyville
    emmettyville Female 40-49
    4348 posts
    January 20, 2012 at 12:44 pm
    hey, I get to claim something, such as it is...this happened in new zealand
  54. Profile photo of mcboozerilla
    mcboozerilla Male 30-39
    646 posts
    January 20, 2012 at 7:24 pm
    This isn`t really a cyber war. When a cyber war breaks out you can pretty much say goodbye to most of the internet, your banks, the stock market and a lot of industrial systems and even utilities.

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