Monday, September 20, 2010

The Internet Was Here... o_o


Well if you didn't know, a certain website that is notorious around the internet decided to fight back against groups who are trying to shut down torrent sites such as The Pirate Bay.

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) fell victim to the wrath of 4chan members this weekend. A series of coordinated DDoS (Distributed Denial-of Service) attacks against the media trade groups' websites temporarily brought them to their knees.

This latest string of attacks is reportedly in retaliation for DDoS attacks launched against file-sharing site "The Pirate Bay" by Indian-based software firm Aiplex Software, at the behest of the MPAA and RIAA.

In an interview with the Sydney Morning Herald, Aiplex Software's managing director Girish Kuman said that his company was specifically hired to launch cyberattacks against sites that fail to respond to copyright infringement notices sent by the MPAA.

The end result of 4chan's retaliation? According to Panda Security, there've been a total of 37 service interruptions and 1 hour and 37 minutes of downtime for the MPAA, and 24 separate downtimes for the RIAA by Sunday. Aiplex wasn't spared 4chan's wrath either, with a stunning 111 service interruptions, and 12 hours, 33 minutes of downtime -- as of this writing, their site remains offline.

Here is the link to the original article.

20 comments:

  1. I like how Aiplex openly states that they used cyberattacks. lmao isnt that illegal for a legit company to be doing that? gg no re

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  2. The company is in India and, while I'm not 100% sure what international treaties says about that, but DDOSing from a foreign country might not be illegal. It could be illegal, however, for the MPAA and RIAA to hire someone to DDOS for them.

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  3. Sadly, I doubt this will do any real good.

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  4. controversy.

    we need a balance. we don't need certain sites closing down but people who spend their working days recording films and writing music need payment!

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  5. You got it right bro, cake, indeed is a filthy lie. Thank god we got internet right here.

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  6. Huh, I wonder how this will work out in the end...

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  7. Those guys... always taking one for the team :D

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  8. Finally about time someone gets these guys

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  9. Textbook example of internet gone wrong! :D Nice post man.

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  10. I read about this. This is like some crazy war going on between anon and the copyright ppl nice post

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  11. Stellar post, I went to a couple of anon rallys in my days. Mostly for Scientology.

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  12. Why all this hassle ? Everyone should share in my opinion

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  13. I want this to escalate more and more, and something more substantial to be done. These people involved with copyright are nothing more than bullies and thugs.

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