Hacker group Anonymous takes down major website
It appears the hacker collective Anonymous has struck again. This time, the hack took out CBS.com and UniversalMusic.com as well as several websites outside the country.
According to several internet blogs and a post on the hacker group's twitter feed, the entire CBS website was reduced to just a single file just before noon Sunday.
CBS had the site back up and running nearly twenty minutes later.
This is the first time the hacker group has destroyed files completely. Normally they just block access.
Just last week, Anonymous claimed responsibility for bringing down the websites of the Department of Justice, F.B.I., Universal, and The Motion Picture Association of America in retaliation for the indictment of seven people associated with the website MegaUpload. The site allowed people to share copyrighted material illegally.