I went to dinner quite enraged. I arrived home to discover that the Department of Justice website, the FBI website, the MPAA website, the RIAA website, and several others had all been taken down by, as the media still likes to call it, the "Hacktivist" (God I hate that word) group "Anonymous". Well, I rejoiced and immediately got to work getting up to speed on the happenings. This was quite a triumphant retaliation if I may say so myself. Dox were put together of Lamar Smith and the CEO of MPAA, Chris Dodd. Let's hope that this helps get them to back off on their grasping at power, and that the people keep fighting back. I think we could be on the road to turbulent times. Given the current direction the government is headed, a turbulent era with a new government rising up for the people would be the best thing for us, in my opinion.
There was also talk of a complete "blackout" of buying anything from RIAA, MPAA, etc. No media purchased over the month of March to cause massive profit losses in Q1. Given how well blackout day went, it's not implausible that this could make a serious dent in their profits, which would send a serious message, given enough cooperation. I also remember seeing talk about a DDoS of the DNS root servers for the whole nation, but haven't seen any more discussion from this. Would likely be *too* devastating for everybody, and would be virtually impossible, although apparently it was tried before and nearly succeeded.
Thoughts on the mass takedowns? I'm hoping people keep the pressure on this government. It's gotten way out of hand.