Friday, January 20, 2012
Anonymous Operation Megaupload - FBI shuts down Megaupload.com,Anonymous shut down FBI
On the heels of our historic protest against SOPA/PIPA - an operation that switched more votes in less time than any other before it - we now see existing laws, weaker than those we now oppose, being used to imprison and persecute some of the Internet's most useful and popular websites. By taking down the Megaupload family of sites the The Department of Justice has shown once again that they protect only those with the deepest pockets; less than a year ago, the DoJ likewise assisted Bank of America in their clandestine war against Wikileaks, a conspiracy that was revealed by Anonymous operatives (http://wiki.echelon2.org/wiki/Team_Themis).
This is a war against innovation, a war on those who would seek to distribute and obtain information in an age defined by it. Megaupload was one of the 20 most trafficked websites in the world because it provide a valuable service - the ability to transfer large files with minimal expertise and in a short time. We tire of abusive advertising, usury, and content protection techniques, all of which ultimately affect the end users experience. It is now clear that file sharing technology is the future of content distribution and there is a war being waged to suppress the our freedom of choice and experience.
We advise those congressmen, executives, and lobbyists who continue their assault on the information age to consider the consequences of their actions.
We ask all concerned citizens of the Internet to take action immediately and protest this senseless violation of datanity.
We Are Anonymous
We Are Legion
We Do Not Forgive
We Do Not Forget
You Should Have Expected Us
Internet strikes back: Anonymous' Operation Megaupload explained
FBI shuts down Megaupload.com, Anonymous shut down FBI
#DOWN #SITES #Operation Megaupload
Megaupload fallout: 4 arrests, 20 search warrants exectuted in 9 countires, and +$50 million worth of assets seized
BREAKING: Megaupload founder and 3 others denied bail in New Zealand hearing | http://t.co/VORCS2WM (via @BreakingNews)
Doemela : #MEGAUPLOAD IS BACK, NEW MEGAUPLOAD SITE - The leading online storage and file delivery service - http://188.8.131.52/
'Assault will continue, regardless of outcome that will befall on SOPA/PIPA in Congress' - Barrett Brown to RT http://t.co/sXrBm64C
Today, the authorities executed in excess of 20 search warrants in the United States and eight other countries.
Data centers in the Netherlands, Canada and Washington housing MegaUpload’s equipment were raided. In an apparent reference to the latter location, a source has just informed TorrentFreak that the FBI are currently detaining everyone at the ISP Cogent Communications’ headquarters in Washington DC, in connection with a Mega-related search warrant.
In addition to MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom who was arrested today in New Zealand, another six alleged members of the Mega “conspiracy” were charged in the indictment:
- Finn Batato, 38, Mega’s chief marketing officer and a citizen and resident of Germany
- Julius Bencko, 35, Mega’s graphic designer from Slovakia
- Sven Echternach, 39,Mega’s German head of business development;
- Mathias Ortmann, 40, the German CTO, co-founder and director of Mega
- Andrus Nomm, 32, programmer and head of the development from Estonia
- Bram van der Kolk, 29, a Dutch citizen who oversaw programming and network issues.
Dotcom, Batato, Ortmann and van der Kolk were arrested today in Auckland, New Zealand, by authorities there. Bencko, Echternach and Nomm are still at large.
The authorities seized approximately $50 million in assets, which appears to include Kim Dotcom’s treasured collection of several dozen cars, as detailed below.
A total of 18 Mega-related domains were also seized by authorities including Megastuff.co, Megaworld.com, Megaclicks.co, Megastuff.info, Megaclicks.org, Megaworld.mobi, Megastuff.org, Megaclick.us, Mageclick.com, HDmegaporn.com, Megavkdeo.com, Megaupload.com, Megaupload.org, Megarotic.com, Megaclick.com, Megavideo.com, Megavideoclips.com and Megaporn.com.
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