Jan 20, 2012

On January 20th, FBI has taken down online most popular sharing service MEGAUPLOAD charging them with MEGA Conspiracy. Megaupload is a online sharing site which enables its users to upload any video to their servers. FBI also netted company's executives a vast cache of money and luxury cars. This news of the shutdown has angered ANONYMOUS hacker group, which retaliated by taking down FBI along with several other sites including Department of Justice and Motion picture sites and also warned(through this video) about the future attack which they call as opMegaupload

Megaupload is based in Hong Kong, but some of the alleged pirated content was hosted on leased servers in Ashburn, Va., which gave federal authorities jurisdiction, the indictment said.
The Justice Department said in a statement said that Kim Dotcom, 37, and three other employees were arrested on Thursday in New Zealand at the request of US officials. Three other defendants are at large.
Megaupload was unique not only because of its massive size and the volume of downloaded content, but also because it had high-profile support from celebrities, musicians and other content producers who are most often the victims of copyright infringement and piracy. Before the website was taken down, it contained endorsements from Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys and Kanye West, among others.
The company listed Swizz Beatz, a musician who married Keys in 2010, as its CEO. He was not named in the indictment and declined to comment through a representative.
According to the indictment, Megaupload was estimated at one point to be the 13th most frequently visited website on the Internet. Current estimates by companies that monitor Web traffic place it in the top 100.