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4chan Launches DDoS Attack Against MPAA, RIAA and BPI

4chan recently launched and promoted denial of service attacks on websites who are taking legal action against ThePirateBay, websites that they attacked include MPAA and RIAA.

The attacks were coordinated via an IRC channel, this channel has since been taken down, therefore it seems as if the attack must have caused quite a stir, also there has been a huge Twitter response.

At first the attack was against Airplex, this Indian firm carries out DDoS attacks on websites hosting BitTorrent trackers, therefore it seems as if 4chan wanted to dish out some payback.

According to a recent post on PandaLabs the attacks have been very successful, it is thought that another attack occurred today against the British Phonographic Industry website, however this was unsuccessful.

Do you think that 4chan are right to attack sites such as MPAA, RIAA and the BPI?

Source: TheRegister

Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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Vincent Delbosque

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Jayden
Jayden

Remember that we have rights, and we should not let the FBI, or anyone else take those rights away from us just because people choose to use a service illegally. This is like the FBI trying to take down World OF Warcraft, because I illegally streamed music through my mic which another friend on the other end recorded it illegally, or comming after me because I illegally record music on youtube, but do not share or anything. This is nuts, and the FBI can't stop it all. The Solution to stop all theft… Just Ban All Recording Devices from the… Read more »

Jayden
Jayden

LULZ DDOS Attacks, its not like THE FBI, or the court will win. Remember our constitutional rights guise. Under these rights they cant stop file sharing, Yes it is against the law to share illegal stuff such as a Movie on a torrent site which you did not create unlessr you have permission to do such, music, or anything else you do not own copyright over. However there are many torrenting sites out there. Many Clip, Pirate bay, & Many others. http://www.torrentresource.com/ While I agree sharing stolen stuff is illegal, I don't support take down of entire sites over such.… Read more »

ContentMonkey
ContentMonkey

@ Jim Profit

Hello loony, are you aware of all the FALSE accusations these parasites at ACS:Law are making to members of the frightened public; 'putting the frighteners' on gangsters call it. All their claims are unprovable; people pay up because 'legal' = expensive courtroom fights. Go away and reinsert your brain (preferably by way of your rear access port).

These parasites deserve all that comes there way. Long Live 4chan.

Jim Profit
Jim Profit

4chan is nothing but terrorists, they should've shut that damn site down a long time ago. Moot should be arrested, we all know he's behind this shit. He claims he holds no responsibility, but then why have fucking mods and janitors at all? Thats the thing kiddies. You want to be left out of something? Thats fine. But if you're going to wave your dick around as a mod, and act like you're keeping the board orderly and sophisticated, you will be burdened with the responsibility of legal drama. So I hold moot and everyone who moderates 4chan personally responsible… Read more »

DinkiDi
DinkiDi

Yes, sick of these obscenely rich corporations ripping us off and suing the poor for outrageous sums of money, they can get knotted

Stephen Lee Smith

They did it to TPB, so its literal payback. TPB is even legal, since they are based in Sweden which has sane copyright laws, and they still got attacked. It's only fair.

Anon
Anon

Payback is a bitch

anonymous
anonymous

Yes

M00T
M00T

m00t here the first to post =)

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