Word on the cyberstreet is hackers are taking down anti-piracy groups such as the MPA, RIAA, and Hollywood watchdogs with a vengeance. Participants put together the cyber attack via Twitter, Facebook and other forums in preparation for what they called “Operation: Payback (is a bitch) attack. Alledgly the websites of the MPAA and IFPI were struck down within eight minutes of the attacks being launched. Over the weekend a flyer circulated the Internet. The following photo above is just one call to action from The Pirate Bay (TPB).
Remember torrent website watch-movies-links.net or your favorite torrent site to watch or download the latest Hollywood blockbuster, only to find the site was offline or “Seized by Federal Officials”. Such has been the case for many of the most popular illegal movie streaming sites in the past several months as federal authorities have stepped in – under pressure by anti-piracy groups such as the MPA, RIAA, and others – and began seizing the domains.
We target the bastard group that has thus far led this charge against our websites, like The Pirate Bay. We target MPAA.ORG! The IP is designated at “188.8.131.52″, and our firing time remains THE SAME. All details are just as before, but we have reaimed our crosshairs on this much larger target. We have the manpower, we have the botnets, it’s time we do to them what they keep doing to us.
REPEAT: AIPLEX IS ALREADY DOWN THANKS TO A SINGLE ANON. WE ARE MIGRATING TARGETS.
- Piracy Activists Attack Entertainment Industry Sites (informationweek.com)
- Pro-piracy hackers temporarily knock film and record industries’ websites offline (sfgate.com)
- MPAA, 4chan Trade DDoS Attacks (cyberculturalist.com)
- 4chan to DDoS RIAA Next – Is This the Protest of the Future? (torrentfreak.com)
- Attacks target recording industry (bbc.co.uk)
- Music and film industry websites targeted in cyber attacks (telegraph.co.uk)