Hacking group Anonymous managed to take down the website of The United States Copyright Office. The group managed to take copyright.gov offline for half an hour, according to TorrentFreak. After awhile the site returned, with a few hiccups here and there. The group has been busy in the last two months, taking down web sites for anti-piracy advocacy groups, businesses, government sites, and law firms.
The Internet operation began in September with DDoS attacks against the MPAA, RIAA, and anti-piracy firm AiPlex Software.
The attack of the United States Copyright Office. The attack started at 3 PM GMT yesterday and took down the site for half an hour, after which it partially recovered. The site continued to run slowly thereafter, as it – no doubt – fended off attacks here and there.
The web site, copyright.gov, was selected as a target because the group claims that it is "Perpetuating the system that is allowing the exploitative usage of copyright and intellectual property."