Over the last week, Anonymous has launched unprecedented string of attacks on government and business sites around the world, as the anger of the hive that a year ago turned on Egypt’s Mubarak regime turned on governments around the world.
Continuous DDoSing and hacking attacks by Anonymous seems to be largely a response to proposals to strengthen intellectual property law at the expense of an open internet and to what Anonymous perceives to be overreaching of the power by various governments. After attacks on the websites of U.S. government agencies and major American rightsholder groups in response to arrests of employees of the file sharing site Megaupload, a new internationalist round started after a tweet by a high-profile Anonymous Twitter account, AnonyOps on Saturday:
If you hated #SOPA, you’ll burst into flames about #ACTA http://is.gd/Bo68r4 Negotiated in secret. iPod searches at border crossings.