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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

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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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