Anonymous Exacts Revenge for Megaupload Takedown

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Way to go Anonymous, you did something totally insignificant for your cause but gave your enemies way more propaganda ammo to use against the masses in the form of the enemy of my enemy is my friend.

You know attacks from anonymous really tend to confuse me the question i have is what do they expect to come from this its not like the FBI are going to stop what they are doing over a few websites being taken down. Yeah it'll most likely cause the DOJ to have to spend a few days getting there website back up but it is still just a petty annoyenice to the DOJ. Its not like this does any thing to harm them or disruptes their day to day operations. On top of that excatly what do they expect the DOJ to do if i had to make a list of organzations that can be imtinated the DOJ and wouldn't apper until maybe the Top 100 right above the NSA and below the CIA.
As for the companies I guess its hurting them but no more than say spray paint a goverment building with the words "house of liers" organzastions and company do conduct busniess over the internet, in person, or over the phone a website really won't hurt them. On top of that these are multi billion dollars companies i don't this will even make a dent in there bottom line and lets be honest that really the only these companies care.

So the question i have is this how is this effective since this is equal to say me throwing paint on a senator yeah is harmful to said senator's image but in the long run the only thing it accomplished is getting me introuble with the law.

Eveonline100:
You know attacks from anonymous really tend to confuse me the question i have is what do they expect to come from this its not like the FBI are going to stop what they are doing over a few websites being taken down. Yeah it'll most likely cause the DOJ to have to spend a few days getting there website back up but it is still just a petty annoyenice to the DOJ. Its not like this does any thing to harm them or disruptes their day to day operations. On top of that excatly what do they expect the DOJ to do if i had to make a list of organzations that can be imtinated the DOJ and wouldn't apper until maybe the Top 100 right above the NSA and below the CIA.
As for the companies I guess its hurting them but no more than say spray paint a goverment building with the words "house of liers" organzastions and company do conduct busniess over the internet, in person, or over the phone a website really won't hurt them. On top of that these are multi billion dollars companies i don't this will even make a dent in there bottom line and lets be honest that really the only these companies care.

So the question i have is this how is this effective since this is equal to say me throwing paint on a senator yeah is harmful to said senator's image but in the long run the only thing it accomplished is getting me introuble with the law.

Well, what would you suggest they do? If they did anything violent you would, no doubt, condemn it. Taking down websites is making a statement. It isn't about how long it takes to get the site back up, it isn't about affecting huge change, it's about making small but numerous statements of protest.

What would you do to protest if you disagreed with the government taking down a website?

can't these whiney children do something productive? I'm so sick of hearing about these idiots that I can scarcely speak of them.

Related, Filesonic is now down.

General Michi:
Anon are a touchy bunch, and my views on them are also touchy. It's hard to support a "group" of people whose goal is moral but methods are childish.

Anon is everyone, or in this case everyone with access to a DDoS tool. Very badly designed tools, but they work. If no-one decides to go /b/ mode because they're all on Kotaku, RPS, Escapist, etc, then a DDoS won't happen. Unless they've got nothing better to do, Yahtzee hasn't released a new vid and their collection of porn is barred from them.

please stop giving attention to Anonymous.

It was fun for a while, but now it is just getting old...

personion:
Whaaaat!?

Why!?

MegaUpload was blatantly breaking the laws of piracy and the feds were just doing there jobs. If they were protesting because of SOPA I could understand, but SOPA is on hold indefinitely, so what's the problem!?

Honestly, it seems like they're just lashing out to say "oh hey, we're anonymous, we're so cool, let's take advantage of this situation!"

Totally agree, I support sites like TPB and fully supported DDoS attacks here in NZ when our "3 strikes" legislation was put in place. However this attack is one I wholeheartedly disagree with.

It appears virtually no-one read the indictment, you know, the document that clearly outlines all the reasons they took down the sites and arrested Dotcom. If Anons had actually taken a few minutes to read the evidence, they would have seen it's not "OMG they have some pirated files!!", and more "These guys are actively encouraging piracy and rewarding people for it".

Megaupload was breaking the law, and it is completely reasonable for authorities to shut it down. If this was TPB, then this kind of response would be justified, as TPB doesn't break any real laws.

Also, anyone who has lost data due to the shutdown, I have little sympathy. The T&Cs for MU clearly state no guarantee for the safety of your data. If you wanted that kind of data security, use an external or at least use a service aimed at that kind of thing (Dropbox comes to mind).

Ultra-Chronic Monstah:
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FUCK YEAH PSYCH!

But yeah, I agree with the general consensus here. Anonymous isn't making change, they're just pissing off people that are already on the warpath.

Do nothing to fight SOPA, enact ineffective retaliatory strikes with loic. Nice work, now people supporting SOPA have more ammunition. Thanks for your help guys, really appreciate it.

there are 5 youtub channels and 15 twitter accounts claiming they are "the real annonymous". the real ones would never use googlable net to plan their attacks. they are smarter than that if they survived that long.

Simple solution to all this. Vote the bums out. Look at the mess California is in and then look at how many years the incumbents have been in office. Do you see a pattern here?

Will the real Anon please stand up? Surely you're smarter than to give legislators more ammo and conviction to lock down the Internet.

Captcha: steampa xii. - Steampunk XII, anyone?

To be honest, the takedown of Megaupload is wrong. Whether or not the hacking is to be condoned, ill feelings about the Megaupload takedown are certainly understandable.

It feels almost as if SOPA and PIPA didn't even need to pass for the internet to be ruined. They're going after it anyway.

Is there really anymore needed said than this?

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Yeah there is actually: have a giant corporation that makes billions despite piracy 'hurting them' of course you're going to suffer more than say ..if you murdered someone.

the same just happened with filesonic, I want my premium subscription money back

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