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4Chan DDoS Takes Down RIAA and MPAA Sites

TorrentFreak reports that on Saturday 4Chan's 'Anonymous' launched a DDoS attack on Aiplex Software, an anti-piracy outfit hired by the MPAA to launch DDoS attacks on torrent sites that failed to respond to copyright infringement notices sent by the MPAA. Once Aiplex went down, 4Chan moved on to bigger and better targets.

"How fast you are in such a short time! Aiplex, the bastard hired gun that DDoS’d TPB (The Pirate Bay), is already down! Rejoice, /b/rothers, even if it was at the hands of a single anon that it was done, even if ahead of schedule. now we have our lasers primed, but what do we target now?

According to TorrentFreak, the assault on was successful; the site was taken offline within minutes and remained down for 18 hours until the MPAA moved its site to another IP address.

4Chan continued their efforts on Sunday and with the help of sympathizers, took down the RIAA website with a separate attack. The RIAA attack was scheduled for 3 p.m. Eastern Time and the site went down five minutes before that time.

Both the MPAA and Aiplex confirmed to the BBC that DDoS attacks were responsible for site downtime over the weekend.

Sources: Torrent Freak, BBC

  • gmarsack
    LOL Ah yes.. gotta love technology. :)
  • I cant stop laughing!!!
  • sabot00
    Yeah, there's more torrenters and Pirates than enforcers.
  • cabose369
    This is an epic win for 4chan and those that torrent stuff. No one likes u RIAA and MPAA.... go burn in hell!!
  • zachary k
    i wonder if this will give others the excuse to legally sue that site into oblivion. they should be more careful, get too many people angry, bad things might happen.
  • wydileie
    I love this! Even those not in favor of pirating know how stupid the RIAA and MPAA is. Good job 4Chan (& friends).
  • bv90andy
    I have the biggest smile on my face right now :)
  • lol the internet version of a protest :)
  • the_krasno
    Gotta love the poetic justice :)
  • HavoCnMe
    That'll teach'em!!!! LOL