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Anonymous – Global Cyber War I

21 jaan.

Citizens of the World.
We are Anonymous.

We have been watching recent events as they have slowly but surely unfolded, from the distortion and destruction of the first amendment to legalize and justify political bribery, to the dawn of a new political struggle consisting of millions of citizens crying out in indignation at this misappropriation of the judicial system, and to the very proposal of the so called, “Stop Online Piracy Act”, SOPA, without any concern to ethicality, morality, or responsibility. We have witnessed the recent actions this ‘Corporatocratic’ government has taken the means by which it has justified shutting down megaupload.com, a site that served, and continues to serve, as a very legitimate means of transferring information.

Suffice to say, we are angry.

These recent actions directly oppose the values we uphold, as well as the values of the founding fathers of the United States government. The freedom of information must never be infringed upon, and that the government exists to serve the will of the people, not the will of the financial elite.

They have already been forewarned of the technology at our disposal to defend our right to access information. The legislative entities and Governmental bodies that attempt to impose their law upon what is not theirs need to be forced to understand that we arer a sovereign entity beyond your control.

We therefore have declared as one collective, that the cyberspace domain be independent from the United States government and from any tyrannical laws they seek to impose upon us.

They claim there are problems amongst us that need to be solved. They use this as an excuse to invade our precincts.

They are wrong.

We are creating a world where anyone, anywhere, may express his or her beliefs, no matter how singular, without fear of retribution or of being coerced into silence or conformity.

Their legal concepts of property, expression, identity, movement, and context do not apply to us. They are all based on matter, and there is no matter here. We are a sovereign nation, and we intend on staying as such.

Citizens of the Global Community, join us. Let us defend our home, the internet.

Operation Revenge, engaged.
Operation Megaupload, engaged.
Operation Blackout, engaged.

We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not Forgive.
We do not Forget.
To the United States Government, you should’ve expected us.

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Anonymous #OpMegaupload – The Internet Strikes Back

21 jaan.

Megaupload, one of the world’s largest file-sharing websites, was shut down today and its founder is facing charges of violating piracy laws. Four others linked to Megaupload were also arrested in New Zealand.

Megaupload.com is accused of costing copyright holders more than $500 million dollars in lost revenue from pirated music, movies, and other content. All of this comes after the proclaimed “largest internet protest” of the SOPA that happened on Wednesday.

Soon after the news that Megaupload had been sued, the website of the DOJ (Department of Justice) went offline. Other websites such as the RIAA’s (Recording Industry Association of America) website, MPAA’s (Motion Picture Association of America) website, and now WMG’s (Warner Music Group) website later joined the state of being offline.

Anonymous, in an operation dubbed ‘OpMegaUpload’, has claimed credit for the attack.

A Russian news service is claimed to have stated that “this is the largest coordinated attack in Anonymous’ history.”

Within minutes of the megaupload, site being shut down, and DOJ releasing its statement, Anonymous sprang into action and started taking down a ton of sites — including websites for the DOJ, the US Copyright Office, Universal Music, the RIAA, the MPAA and a bunch of other sites. Most of the sites are back up at the moment, but the war will continue.

Anonymous launches largest attack ever, crippling government and music industry sites. Hacktivists with the collective Anonymous are waging an attack on the website for the White House after successfully breaking the sites for the Department of Justice, Universal Music Group, RIAA and Motion Picture Association of America, as well as fbi.gov

Many members of Congress have just changed their stance on the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, the raid on Megaupload Thursday proved that the feds don’t need SOPA or its sister legislation, PIPA, in order to pose a blow to the Web.