Department of Justice Shuts Down File-Sharing Site MegaUpload

Discussion in 'General Technology' started by Rob Williams, Jan 19, 2012.

  1. Rob Williams

    Rob Williams Editor-in-Chief Staff Member Moderator

    Jan 12, 2005
    Atlantic Canada
    One of the world's largest file-sharing websites, MegaUpload, is down for the count. After a well-orchestrated raid played out in multiple countries, the US Department of Justice were successful in not only taking offline, but also in ceasing numerous assets related to the site founder, Kim Dotcom, who was also arrested as part of the operation.


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  2. TheCrimsonStar

    TheCrimsonStar Tech Monkey

    Apr 12, 2010
    Strawberry Plains, TN
    And hacktivists with the group Anonymous retaliated en masse. They took down a bunch of government websites and music/video industry sites.

    So far UMG and HADOPI are still down.

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