Fed websites back online after Anonymous attack
January 20, 2012 § Leave a comment
Most of the websites shutdown by a hackers group were up and running early Friday including the U.S. Department of Justice, FBI and some entertainment sites targeted after one of the federal government’s largest anti-piracy crackdowns.
“Hacktivist” collective Anonymous on Thursday took credit for taking down the sites of the FBI, the Justice Department and some major entertainment companies after the arrests of leaders of Megaupload.com and shut down the popular hub for illegal media downloads.
Hours after the announcement of the arrests some of Megaupload’s fans turned the table on the feds knocking the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI websites offline.
Both sites appeared to be back up early Friday. A law enforcement official told CNN the FBI was investigating.