Anonymous deletes CBS.com, solicits opinions on who to hack next
After the Megaupload arrests Anonymous went on quite a digital warfare rampage taking down the DOJ, FBI, and multiple record company sites. Well the hacking group didn’t stop there. The newest targets of their rage were a news site and more media companies.
Anonymous continued their hacking spree by completely decimating CBS.com. This wasn’t just a standard DDoS attack either, as it seems that the entire contents of the website were actually deleted. If you visited CBS.com after the attack, all you would be greeted with was an index page with a single linked file. That’s a pretty impressive attack considering the group actually gained backend access to the site and then physically deleted everything there.
During the last attack UniversalMusic.com was one of the sites that got taken out and Anonymous went right back after them again this time as well. After deleting CBS.com, the group took down UniversalMusic.com and then moved on to Vivendi, a French media company who used to own Universal.
Anonymous then began pulling down websites in Brazil. The Hacker News reported that the website for Brazil’s federal district had been taken down as well as sites for the city of Tangara de Serra and Brazilian singer Paula Fernandes. The group left one message on the affected sites, “If Megaupload is down, you are down too.”
Now the hacking group is using Twitter to solicit requests for who to attack next. The Twitter account YourAnonNews wrote,
“Just out of curiosity, what would YOU like to see #Anonymous hack next? Tweet and let us know.”
It’ll be interesting to see what kind of responses the group gets and how far this latest rampage goes.
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