Anonymous strikes back – whitehouse.gov and DoJ.gov shut down

The day after dozens of websites protested proposed government censorship of the internet, the Department of Justice (DoJ) shutdown subscriber based upload site megaupload.com.  The next day in direct retaliation the hacktavist group Anonymous shut down whitehouse.gov, DoJ.gov and FBI.gov in what Russia Today is reporting as the largest strike against US government websites ever.

Russia Today on Anonymous hack of government sites

Taking credit for a giant illegal attack US government sites makes you a target for the nations law enforcement agencies.  But we have to wonder, is this even a real person we are watching.  My guess is that these cyber-geniuses who can take down sites which are designed by very highly paid computer consultants to block exactly these types of attacks, can also generate a video image (albeit a grainy one) which can interview with Russia Today in real time (complete with smirk in mid interview) in a convincing manner.

My guess is that the Anonymous folks recognized that for the media coverage that they wanted, they needed a face to be interviewed and that it could not be in a Guy Fawkes mask as they have done in the past.  So they created one.

It’s getting hot in here.