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FBI shuts down Megaupload.com, Anonymous shut down FBI
The FBI website has allegedly become the latest victims of a massive online attack by hacktivists Anonymous.
The group - who go by @YourAnonNews on Twitter - took credit for shutting down the Bureau’s official website FBI.gov, which displays an error message.
They said the attack is in retaliation for the FBI shutting down popular file-sharing website Megaupload.com and charging the founders for online piracy. Megaupload Limited and sister company Vestor Limited generated "more than $175 million in criminal proceeds" and caused "more than half a billion dollars in harm to copyright owners" through the piracy of "numerous types of copyrighted works," the US Justice Department and FBI said in a joint statement.