Web-site attacks ranged far and wide this afternoon, with online activists allegedly taking aim at more than a dozen Web sites of organizations with ties to controversial piracy legislation.
The attack, dubbed "Operation MegaUpload" comes on the heels of seven people being named in an indictment, and four taken into custody on online piracy charges. One of those was Kim DotCom, aka Kim Schmitz, the founder of file hosting and sharing site Megaupload.
The effort, which Anonymous claims to be "the largest scale attack ever," did not manage to bring down a handful of its targets during the first hour. That includes the White House, Sen. Chris Dodd, the FBI, and Viacom, all of which appeared to be up and running as usual. Others were not so lucky.
Below is a full list of targets that have been listed (in chronological order).
Department of Justice (Justice.gov)
Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA.org)
Universal Music (UniversalMusic.com)
Belgian Anti-Piracy Federation (Anti-piracy.be/nl/)
Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA.org)
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI.gov)
HADOPI law site (HADOPI.fr)
U.S. Copyright Office (Copyright.gov)
Universal Music France (UniversalMusic.fr)
Senator Christopher Dodd (ChrisDodd.com)
Vivendi France (Vivendi.fr)
The White House (Whitehouse.gov)
Warner Music Group (WMG.com)
FBI (fbi.com) is throwing up error messages again.
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