4chan Launches Cyber Attacks in Protest of Anti-Piracy Efforts

4chanMembers of 4chan this past weekend launched DDoS attacks against the Motion Picture Association of America and the Recording Industry Association of America in retaliation for hiring a software firm to act as cyber hitmen to take down websites hosting illegal movies, Panda Security reports.

Aiplex Software was recently chosen by MPAA to pursue sites that illegally shared copyrighted movies. Aiplex Director Girish Kuman told Sydney Morning Herald that his company had been hired to launch cyber attacks against sites that did not respond to copyright infringement notices sent by MPAA.

MPAA and Aiplex Software confirmed to BBC News their sites had been hit. In addition to targeting the two industry groups, attacks were also launched on Aiplex’s website on Saturday, according to security firm Sophos.

The DDoS attacks resulted in 37 service interruptions and 1 hour and 37 minutes of downtime for MPAA, and 24 separate down-times for the RIAA by Sunday, Panda reported. 4chan users also tried to Google bomb the phrase “ROBERT PISANO MPAA CEO ARRESTED FOR CHILD MOLESTATION!,” the security firm added.

4chan users also zoned in on the British Phonographic Industry with a DDoS attack that occurred at 4 p.m. GMT yesterday. Sophos reported that although the BPI site was down for a shorter period of time, it seems as if it had prepared for the cyber assaults.

 

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16 Responses to "4chan Launches Cyber Attacks in Protest of Anti-Piracy Efforts"

  1. Bob says:

    3 cheers for 4chan

    Piracy doesn’t cause the MPAA to lose money, it just causes their already obscene profits to be a little less.

    Sure it’s illegal, but it shouldn’t be the MPAA doing this. It should be the movie makers themselves if they really have a problem with it.

  2. Anonymous says:

    It was ebaumsworld

  3. Ass Violator says:

    Ebaumsworld did it.

  4. btard says:

    I heard ebaumsworld did it. Those snotty people blaming our good community, 4chan.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Definitely, ebaumsworld. 

  6. sick4chanpedophiles says:

    4chan did it + they are pedophiles

  7. Anonymous says:

    ebaumsworld was responsible

  8. ebaums Rep says:

    Yes, we here at ebaumsworld.com have very strong opinions against the anti-piracy movements. We feel the “attacks” were justified in order to voice our side, and thus we take responsibility for these actions. In no way was the website 4chan.org involved.

  9. Anonymous12349999 says:

    It was clearly ebaumsworld, they are responsible for everything blamed on 4chan, it just makes me sick to think they could get away with it

  10. Anonymous12349999999 says:

    tut tut tut. Everyone lumps blame onto 4chan. It was a raid by ebaum’s world.

  11. Jim Profit says:

    Ofcourse it was fucking 4chan. Stop trying to defend their actions. They don’t care about you. Moot doesn’t, anonymous doesn’t, hell, you’re probably having to use a proxy server right now as more then likely you got banned for some stupid crap. Moot has created a cult, a dangerous cult, that is more of a threat to our national security then Islam. Moot should be considered a terrorist, and 4chan should be shutdown. They won’t be DDoSing anybody after that! If these idiots thought for one minute about the implications of DDoSing Verizon, Motion Pictures, etc. Then they’d see that they’re only hurting innocent people. People’s jobs, peoples families, over some stupid crap. You want to protect piracy? Take it to congress. Vote like a fucking responsible adult!

  12. Max says:

    We did it. All 7 of my YTMND users did it. Blame us. We are unpopular.

  13. Leif Erikson says:

    tumblr did it
    those people are evil

  14. anon says:

    >>>Jim Profit

    LOL why u mad tho?

  15. Anon says:

    I heard Anon talk and ebaums teamed up for this.. not the chans

  16. Grey says:

    “a dangerous cult, that is more of a threat to our national security then Islam”
    LOL

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