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Justice Department Web site inoperable after feds seize Megaupload

Portions of the Justice Department Web site became inoperable Thursday just hours after federal officials seized and shut down the file-sharing Web site Megaupload.com and arrested several of its executives on charges of violating piracy laws.

Anonymous, a group of Internet hackers, claimed responsibility for the attack via Twitter, as it usually does.

Barrett Brown, the Dallas-based founder of an online think tank that works with Anonymous, confirmed in a phone interview that Anonymous took down the Web sites using “distributed denial of service” attacks — essentially bombarding the sites with an overwhelming amount of traffic.

Several attempts to load the site, www.Justice.gov, failed late Thursday afternoon. Justice Department and White House officials didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/federal-eye/post/justice-department-web-site-goes-down-after-feds-seize-megaupload/2012/01/19/gIQAd2GpBQ_blog.html

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