Apparently in retaliation for U.S. prosecutors shutting down the controversial Megaupload file-sharing
site and arresting its leaders, hacktivists Anonymous claimed credit for disabling the websites of the Department of Justice, the RIAA, Universal Music Group and others on Thursday.
“We are having website problems, but we’re not sure what it’s from,” a DOJ spokesperson told CNN.
“It was in retaliation for Megaupload, as was the concurrent attack on Justice.org,” Anonymous operative Barrett Brown reportedly told British website RT on Thursday afternoon.
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