Hackers retaliate over Megaupload website shutdown

Luxury cars seized at Megaupload mansion

Here's my report on why a war has erupted between the authorities in the US and a coalition of hackers in retaliation to the US government shutting down file-sharing site Megaupload.

The Department of Justice (DoJ), FBI and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) among others have been bombarded with internet traffic.

Web links have been distributed which, when clicked, make the user's computer part of the attack.

A statement attributed to Anonymous claimed responsibility.

Rory Cellan-Jones Article written by Rory Cellan-Jones Rory Cellan-Jones Technology correspondent

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