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Anonymous targets Ukrainian government over Demonoid shut down [video]

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:32PM EST

Following reports that claimed the popular torrent website Demonoid was taken down by the Ukrainian government as a gift to the United States, notorious hacking group Anonymous announced plans for retaliation. On Tuesday, the group took down websites belonging to the National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine, the Ukrainian Agency for Copyright and Related Rights, and the Ukrainian Anti-Piracy Association, ZDNet reported. “We can no longer sit around and watch this censorship happen right in front of us,” the group said in a video announcement. “Ukrainian Government, you have committed a crime against Humanity & Freedom. We will not tolerate this. We will take direct actions against you and your criminal friends until you realize the crimes you’ve committed and restore our beloved Demonoid.” It has also been reported that Demonoid’s operators are under investigation for copyright infringement in Mexico, and it is unclear if the site will ever return to the Web. Anonymous’s announcement follows below.