Anonymous hackers group announced early on February that the Internet will be closed on March 31.
The group posted a statement on Pastebin earlier which says that the group plans to attack 13 DNS servers that ensure URLs such as google.co.uk are translated into the IP addresses that host these websites.
According to the announcement spread by the group the action aims to protest SOPA, Wallstreet. “Our irresponsible leaders and the beloved bankers who are starving the world for their own selfish needs out of sheer sadistic fun, On March 31, anonymous will shut the internet down”.
Anonymous believes if it can successfully take those root servers down for long enough, “DNS as we currently use it would cease to function, and the web would become at least temporarily inaccessible for most of its users”.
On March 30 everyone was troubled whether the announcement by the Anonymous group will come true or not.
“Will hackers, allegedly associated with a group called Anonymous, shut down internet on March 31? According to the group’s Twitter account, from where it communicates with the world, the answer is no”, economictimes.indiatimes.com writes.
“What is this #OperationGlobalBlackout nonsense? I thought we settled this back in February? It won’t happen. Stop asking us about it! >.<,” the group’s account (@youranonnews) tweeted on March 29.
Another account (@AnonymousIRC), added, “Dear Netizens, Internet will remain online. And to the death we will defend it. Always. Sail strong and do not get distracted by trolls.”
And really the world is going on with using Internet on March 31 as well.