Anonymous' retaliation against the US government's recent crackdown on the file sharing platform Megaupload continues as the hackers collective raided and temporarily took down the home page of the broadcast network CBS.
Megaupload.com - one of the largest online file sharing platforms around today was shut down by the US government on the charges of hosting and promoting online piracy. Not only that, the government also orchestrated the arrests of four top executive of the site in New Zealand.
Soon after that crackdown, Anonymous stepped forward by launching retaliatory strikes against the US Department of Justice (DoJ) websites and numerous others.
It is important to note here that the action against Megaupload has been frowned upon by netizens from all across the world.
The latest action against CBS however, was carried out in an unusual manner. Whereas most other Anonymous attacks primarily consist of the standard DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) methodology, in this recent hacking of CBS homepage, post-attack the site was striped-off all its content but just one file reports Gizmodo.
Experts believe that whoever was behind the attack, must have deleted the site's entire content. However, the broadcast network was quick to respond, and reportedly managed to restore the site within just 20 minutes or so.