I always see these videos like the one below, on how they are plotting the destruction of the world through the internet, in the video below the good stuff starts at 3:40. <embed src="http://www.ebaumsworld.com/player.swf" allowScriptAccess="always" flashvars="id1=82141396" wmode="opaque" width="567" height="345" allowfullscreen="true" /> Is this just a bunch of self important nerds who are trying to pretend they are bad ass, or is there actually some organised group out there that exists, and is making an active attempt to screw the government through the internet? I just read this story on the link below on drudge, which is why i bring it up. I dont believe any of these conspiracy theories, im just curious about what the deal is with these guys. http://gizmodo.com/5877679/anonymous-kills-department-of-justice-site-in-megaupload-revenge-strike Anonymous Goes on Megaupload Revenge Spree: DoJ, RIAA, MPAA, and Universal Music All Offline Anonymous has sure been quiet lately, but today's federal bust of Megaupload riled 'em up good: a retaliatory strike against DoJ.gov (and plenty of other foes) leaving them completely dead. DownForEveryoneOrJustMe.com is reporting the department's site as universally nuked, and an Anonymous-affiliated Twitter account is boasting success. This is almost certainly the result of a quickly-assembled DDoS attackâand easily the widest in scope and ferocity we've seen in some time. If you had any doubts Anonymous is still a hacker wrecking ball, doubt no more. The combination of the hacking nebula's SOPA animosityâthey've been a vocal opponent of the bill since its inceptionâcombined with today's sudden Megaupload news has made the group bubble over: hundreds upon hundreds of Anon operatives are in a plotting frenzy, chatting about which site will go down next. In Anon's eyes, the government and media interests are responsible for the undue destruction of Megaupload (and the arrest of four of its operators), so it'll be exactly those entities that're feeling the pain right now. Pretty much every company that makes movies, TV, or music, along with the entirety of the federal government, is in Anonymous' crosshairs. Update: Anonymous says they've also knocked off the RIAA's siteâlooks down for us at the moment as well. Update 2: Universal Music Group has also fallen off an e-cliff. Update 3: Goodbye for now, MPAA.org. Update 4: Affected sites are bouncing in and out of life, and are at the very least super slow to load. Anon agents are currently trying to coordinate their DDoS attacks in the same direction via IRC. Update 5: The US Copyright Office joins the list. Update 6: This Anon sums up the mood in their "official" chat room at the moment: Danzu: STOP EVERYTHING, who are we DoSing right now? Update 7: Russian news service RT claims this is the largest coordinated attack in Anonymous' historyâover 5,600 DDoS zealots blasting at once. Update 8: the Anonymous DDoS planning committee is chittering so quickly, it's making my laptop fan spin. Update 9: Major record label EMI is down for the count. Update 10: La rÃ©sistance est internationalâFrench copyright authority HADOPI bites the dust under Anon pressure. Update 11: The Federal Bureau of Investigation has fallen and can't get up. Update 12: Anonymous has released a statement about today's attacks.