Still in the throes of the SOPA and PIPA acts, recently popular file-sharing site Megaupload was taken down for violating piracy laws. As a retaliation, notorious hacker group Anonymous took down the servers and websites of the Department of Justice, FBI and Universal. It seems that Anonymous threaten to take down more websites and servers if Megaupload is not reinstated in 72 hours (now 65 hours from the time of writing).
The next targets for Anonymous are, but are not limited to: The United Nations, Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, Bank of America, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Capital One.
What is odd about these suggested targets is that most oppose the SOPA and PIPA acts. Twitter’s founders have stated that they do oppose the acts gravely, but joining the world blackout a couple of days ago would be “silly”.
A video was also released to YouTube under the name Operation Global Blackout. If anything this seems strange on the behaviour of the group, it’s this video. It doesn’t seem to be set in the style of how Anonymous have previously made press releases. So it’s possible while this threat isn’t entirely accurate on which targets are being taken down, I don’t expect Anonymous to sit idly by.