I don't know if y'all remember the hacker/activist group that calls themselves Anonymous, but about a couple years or so ago they launched a campaign against Scientology silencing and threatening people. They got a pretty good amount of publicity even though I don't know if they accomplished anything other than getting on the news. Having said that, I gotta give them props for sticking it to the MPAA and the RIAA. Why? Because they (RIAA/MPAA) suck ass! Trying to run modern day industries like its 1950 doesn't work. Get with the times instead of suing college students, you fucks. TechCrunch has the full scoop.
Operation:Payback is a bitch.
DATE \September 19, 2010\
To whom it may concern,
This is to inform you that we, Anonymous, are organizing an Operation called “Payback is a bitch”. Anonymous will be attacking the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), the MPAA (Motion Pictures Association of America), and their hired gun AIPLEX for attacks against the popular torrent and file sharing site, the Piratebay (www.thepiratebay.org). We will prevent users to access said enemy sites and we will keep them down for as long as we can. But why, you ask? Anonymous is tired of corporate interests controlling the internet and silencing the people’s rights to spread information, but more importantly, the right to SHARE with one another.The RIAA and the MPAA feign to aid the artists and their cause; yet they do no such thing. In their eyes is not hope, only dollar signs. Anonymous will not stand this any longer.We wish you the best of luck.
We are legion.
DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks are a biznatch (I hear), but I guess it wasn't enough, the article continues,
"For all the “future of cyber protest” rhetoric, it remains to be seen how much effect a flood of traffic and a few hours of downtime will have on changing RIAA or MPAA piracy policy. After all, despite yesterday’s sustained attacks, the MPAA site is back up and running, snow owls and all."
Anonymous Rick Rolling the Church of Scientology.