AfterDawn: Tech news

IFPI.org takes a hit from DDoS attack

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 20 Apr 2009 18:42

IFPI.org takes a hit from DDoS attack The official website of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) was knocked offline at times, and made to perform sluggishly on Monday as a result of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack. Discussions among 250 "hactivists" at irc.anonnet.org talked of retaliation on the IFPI and the lawyers involved in the Pirate Bay trial, which resulted in a guilty verdict.
"They want to get the message across that the IFPI can not mess with the internet and that the internet is serious business," coldblood, an admin at anonnet.org told The Register. "This is very much like the Scientology thing started more than a year ago now." The overall effort is being called "Operation Baylout", and also reportedly involved the defacing of the Swedish IFPI website.

While there are attacks against the IFPI and others over the Pirate Bay trial, there has also been attacks against Torrent trackers in recent weeks. Free-torrents.org, for example, has been the victim of a DDoS attack for about a month now by a Black Energy botnet run out of China.

Previous Next  
Comments have been disabled for this article.

News archive