Megaupload Gets Shut Down
Megaupload was shut down on Thursday by the U.S. Justice Department with an indictment against seven of its global executive team on charges including criminal copyright infringement and conspiracy to commit money laundering. This involved the arrest of four of them in Auckland, New Zealand. The indictments have since triggered a series of cyber attacks by hacktivist cyber group “Anonymous” on some federal and entertainment industry websites, including the Justice Department, FBI, Universal Music and EMI. This latest rides on the back of the ongoing SOPA/PIPA struggle.