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Hacker claims responsibility for Pirate Bay attack

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 18 May 2012 23:51 User comments (3)

Hacker claims responsibility for Pirate Bay attack A hacker by the name of "Nyre" has claimed responsibility for the recent DDoS attack on The Pirate Bay.
The torrent tracker went down temporarily on Wednesday following a lash out at Anonymous for their DDoS attack on Virgin Media, one of the ISPs blocking access to the Pirate Bay.

Nyre took credit by posting on Pastebin: "I am highly against Anonymous. I do not support Anonymous anymore. I sometimes help the feds. The Pirate Bay was a press-release website for Anonymous, then I had a idea, why not take it down? Why not make it impossible for Anonymous? Get on your knees, Anonymous. I am a one-man army. I am not a hacker. I am a security killer."

It is unclear what Nyre used for the attack, but it is clear he has some sort of large botnet at his disposal.

Virgin Media's main website in the UK was forced down for some time last week. A group initially claimed responsibility for it on Twitter, and hinted that it was revenge for blocking the Pirate Bay.

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3 user comments

119.5.2012 6:11

Nyre sounds like a complete moron (except for some hacking skills).

222.5.2012 19:04

Dude! You're so anti-establishment that you're establishment!

325.5.2012 11:22

"i sometimes help the feds" "i am a one man army" your an idiot!!!!!!!

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