Here’s a quick summary of events:
* On Wednesday, thousands of websites participated in an “internet blackout”, protesting against proposed US anti-piracy legislation.
The charge? Online piracy alleged to have cost the entertainment industry more than half a billion dollars.
* Overnight, websites belonging to the FBI, Department of Justice, RIAA, MPAA, Universal and others were struck by a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack.
* The loosely-knit collective Anonymous has claimed responsibility for the attacks (which they dupped Operation Megaupload):
Read more in my article on the Naked Security website.
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