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Hacker group Anonymous organizes biggest cyber-attack in history in protest of SOPA

Posted by John Ball Categories: Corporate News, Internet, Mods / Hacks,

Anonymous SOPA hacks

The hacktivist group ‘Anonymous’ launched its biggest cyber-attack ever last Thursday on a bunch of governmane and corporate Web sites after the FBI shut down the ever-popular file sharing destination Megaupload. The sites attacked include The Department of Justice, Universal Music Group, and the Recording Industry Association of America. Later, CBS and Universal were targeted and taken down. Just this morning, Anonymous attacked the UFC site. These attacks started the day after the SOPA and PIPA blackouts which, according to some, could not have come at a worse time.

Anonymous is taking responsibility for the attacks, however no individual persons have come out and claimed that they took part in the operation, which is to be expected. As of right now, the government sites that were attacked are now back up and functioning.


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UFC site hacked by Anonymous due to company support of SOPA

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Corporate News, Internet,

UFC Anonymous SOPA

Looks like the site of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) just got hacked due to the UFC's unwavering support of SOPA. As you can see in the image above, the site now redirects to a placeholder page, and the sub-pages in the site default to a HostGator error page. The hacker group Anonymous is behind this latest attack, as the group has spent the last few days targeting companies that have yet to withdraw their support of the controversial SOPA bill.


PlayStation Network down for a “day or two” after outside attack

Playstation network down

Sony said Thursday that its PlayStation Network, the online service that connects Sony's game consoles like the PlayStation 3, may be out for a "full day or two" due to an unexpected and unexplained outage.

Sony first confirmed the outage at 5:50 PM Wednesday night, when Patrick Seybold, the senior director of corporate communications and social media, reported that "We're aware certain functions of PlayStation Network are down," Seybold said. "We will report back here as soon as we can with more information."

At 9:34 AM on Thursday, Seybold added the latest information, which will be grim news for PlayStation players.

"While we are investigating the cause of the Network outage, we wanted to alert you that it may be a full day or two before we're able to get the service completely back up and running," Seybold added. "Thank you very much for your patience while we work to resolve this matter. Please stay tuned to this space for more details, and we'll update you again as soon as we can."

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Shakespeare a Fake? New Film Addresses Legendary Rumors

Posted by K.C. Morgan Categories: Drama, Period, Casting, Upcoming Releases,

William ShakespeareScholars have long debated the authorship of Shakespeare’s many great plays. He is known as England’s national poet and is often held up as the greatest of all playwrites… but, was he a phony?

The Oxfordian theory proposes that Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxford, actually wrote the works which have long been attributed to Shakespeare -- an idea that’s explored in the new movie Anonymous. The film version will be stuffed with historical intrigue and illicit materials -- the earl has a tryst with Queen Elizabeth herself in the flick.

Rhys Ifans will star as Oxford. The actor will also take a turn in the new Spider-Man reboot as The Lizard.

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