Anonymous is once again stepping up to wreck havoc in cyberspace.
After the Justice Department shut down one of the world’s most popular download site, Megaupload, Anonymous is planning to take its revenge on federal and private institutions. Taking their word for it, this attack is a distributed denial of service assault or DdoS. It is an attack to knock another computer offline by completely overwhelming it.
According to Gizmodo, the Department of Justice’s website went down and an Anonymous Twitter account took the credit for it.
Universal Music Group’s website also went down along with Motion Picture Association of America, Recording Industry Association of America and the U.S. Copyright Office.
According to a report by a Russian news service, “this is the largest coordinated attack in Anonymous’ history – over 5,600 DDoS zealots blasting at once.”
But it doesn’t look like Anonymous is stopping. French copyright enforcement agency’s, HADOPI, website is down.
If this trend continues, then a worldwide cyberattack looks imminent.