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#opmegaupload Anonymous Attacks Universal Music, RIAA, DOJ In Retaliation For Megaupload Takedown

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Hackers Anonymous announced this afternoon that they would attack the web sites of Universal Music Group, the RIAA and the U.S. Department Of Justice. As of 6:30PM Thursday, a review of each site showed that the hackers had been successful. The attacks came in response to the government forced takedown of file sharing site Megaupload and the arrest of key executives. (Full story of the indictments here.)
The Motion Picture Association Of America site had also been hacked but appeared restored by early evening.
On their main Twitter acount, the hackers declared: "The Largest Attack Ever by Anonymous - 5,635 People Confirmed Using #LOIC to Bring Down Sites! #Anonymous" and "The Largest Attack Ever by Anonymous - 5,635 People Confirmed Using #LOIC to Bring Down Sites! #Anonymous".

Megaupload defendants’ property includes 15 Mercedes, a Lamborghini, a Maserati, and a Rolls

DOJ down
The Department of Justice has charged Megaupload with a “mega conspiracy” that, it alleges, netted the company’s executives a vast cache of money and luxury cars.
The indictment (see below for the full text) refers to Megaupload’s offenses as the “Mega Conspiracy.” The company has been charged with five different counts concerning copyright infringement and money laundering. According to the indictment, Megaupload’s offenses include:
  1. Running Megavideo.com, which streams copyright infringed television shows and movies
  2. “Willfully reproduced and distributed” copyrighted content on its servers
  3. Offering money as an incentive to upload infringing content between the dates of Septmeber 2005 and July 2011
  4. Not terminating copyright offending accounts, as it states it can do in the Megaupload terms of service
  5. “Made no significant effort to identify users” of the site, uploaders of copyrighted content, or the content itself
If found guilty, the defendants could spend up to 20 years in jail and might be liable for up to $175 million in fines.
But the property that the Feds have seized from the defendants is what’s really eye-opening about this indictment. It lists a number of bank accounts, PayPal accounts, 15 Mercedes-Benz vehicles, a Rolls-Royce with the license number “GOD,” a rare Lamborghini and a aserati. It seems the defendants had a number of vehicles with creative license plate “numbers” including the before mentioned “GOD,” “HACKER,” “POLICE,” “STONED,” “GUILTY,” “GOOD,” and “CEO.”
In addition, the indictment alleges that the company or its associates spent a total of almost $8 million on yacht rentals in the Mediterranean from April to June, 2011 alone.
Here’s the full list of seized goods, not counting bank accounts:
  • 2010 Maserati GranCabrio, VIN ZAMKM45B000051328, License Plate No. “M-FB 212” or “DH-GC 470”, registered to FINN BATATO;
  • 2009 Mercedes-Benz E500 Coupe, VIN WDD20737225019582, License Plate No. “FEG690”;
  • 2005 Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM, VIN WDB2093422F165517, License Plate No. “GOOD”;
  • 2004 Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM AMG 5.5L Kompressor, VIN WDB2093422F166073, License Plate No. “EVIL”;
  • 2010 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG L, VIN WDD2211792A324354, License Plate No. “CEO”;
  • 2008 Rolls-Royce Phantom Drop Head Coupe, VIN SCA2D68096UH07049; License Plate No. “GOD”;
  • 2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, VIN WDD2120772A103834, License Plate No. “STONED”;
  • 2010 Mini Cooper S Coupe, VIN WMWZG32000TZ03651, License Plate No. “V”;
  • 2010 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG, VIN WDC1641772A608055, License Plate No. “GUILTY”;
  • 2007 Mercedes-Benz CL65 AMG, VIN WDD2163792A025130, License Plate No. “KIMCOM”;
  • 2009 Mercedes-Benz ML63 AMG, VIN WDC1641772A542449, License Plate No. “MAFIA”;
  • 2010 Toyota Vellfire, VIN 7AT0H65MX11041670, License Plate Nos. “WOW” or “7”;
  • 2011 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG, VIN WDB4632702X193395, License Plate Nos. “POLICE” or “GDS672”;
  • 2011 Toyota Hilux, VIN MR0FZ29G001599926, License Plate No. “FSN455”;
  • Harley Davidson Motorcycle, VIN 1HD1HPH3XBC803936, License Plate No. “36YED”;
  • 2010 Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG, VIN WDD2163742A026653, License Plate No. “HACKER”;
  • 2005 Mercedes-Benz A170, VIN WDD1690322J184595, License Plate No. “FUR252”;
  • 2005 Mercedes-Benz ML500, VIN WDC1641752A026107, License Plate No. DFF816;
  • Fiberglass sculpture, imported from the United Kingdom with Entry No. 83023712;
  • 1957 Cadillac El Dorado, VIN 5770137596;
  • 2010 Sea-Doo GTX Jet Ski, VIN YDV03103E010;
  • 1959 Cadillac Series 62 Convertible, VIN 59F115669;
  • Von Dutch Kustom Motor Bike, VIN 1H9S14955BB451257;
  • 2006 Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM, VIN WDB2094421T067269;
  • 2010 Mini Cooper S Coupe, VIN WMWZG32000TZ03648 License Plate No. “T”;
  • 1989 Lamborghini LM002, VIN ZA9LU45AXKLA12158, License Plate No. “FRP358”
  • 2011 Mercedes-Benz ML63, VIN 4JGBB7HB0BA666219;
  • Samsung 820DXN 82” LCD TV;
  • Samsung 820DXN 82” LCD TV;
  • Samsung 820DXN 82” LCD TV;
  • Devon Works LLC, Tread #1 time piece;
  • Artwork, In High Spirits, Olaf Mueller photos from The Cat Street Gallery;
  • Sharp 108” LCD Display TV;
  • Sharp 108” LCD Display TV;
  • Sony PMW-F3K Camera S/N 0200231;
  • Sony PMW-F3K Camera S/N 0200561;
  • Artwork, Predator Statue;
  • Artwork, Christian Colin;
  • Artwork, Anonymous Hooded Sculpture;
  • 2009 Mercedes-Benz ML350 CDI 4MATIC Off-Roader;
  • Sharp LC-65XS1M 65” LCD TV;
  • Sharp LC-65XS1M 65” LCD TV;
  • TVLogic 56” LUM56W TV;
  • Sixty (60) Dell R710 computer servers.
In response to the hacks, hacker collective Anonymous took down the Department of Justice’s website, along with other music label sites. According to a tweet by @YourAnonNews, an impressive 5,635 Anonymous members contributed to the site attacks. It is rumored the group is planing to attack WhiteHouse.gov. The take down tactic being used is called LOIC, otherwise known as a low orbit ion cannon. LOIC is a public system that can be used to perform denial of service attacks.
The five different counts Megaupload faces include conspiracy to commit racketeering, conspiracy to commit copyright infringement, conspiracy to commit money laundering, criminal copyright infringement by distributing a copyrighted work being prepared for commercial distribution on a computer network & aiding and abetting of criminal copyright infringement, and criminal copyright infringement by electronic means & aiding and abetting of criminal copyright infringement.
Check out the indictment on Scribd, below
Mega Indictment


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