Anonymous plants pirate flag on MPAA website
Eat my DNS, etc
Updated Hacktivists planted a pirate flag after defacing an MPAA website, according to security analysts.
The attack on copyprotected.com – a Motion Picture Association of America that reports violations of the copy protection controls on DVDs and Blu-ray discs - is the latest in a string of assaults against the entertainment business organised by the loosely affiliated Anonymous groups. Previous victims have included the RIAA and, most famously, ACS:law.
The attack on the MPAA website shows the group's hacktivism has moved away from using tools to flood the websites of its enemies with spurious traffic. The defaced page carried the logo of the Pirate Bay.
Security experts are split over how the attack was pulled off.
A blog post by Sunbelt Software suggests the site was the victim of a DNS cache poisoning attack. However a somewhat more detailed analysis by Sean-Paul Correll of PandaLabs suggests SQL Injection techniques were used to pull off the attack. ®
it's good to see somebody fighting back. it feels like in today's world we roll over and accept too many little injustices too often.
being treated as a suspected criminal when you buy a dvd, for instance. you STILL can't skip those fscking copyright notices...
I'm glad someone is sending these guys a message.
Some may argue that it is immature and not the right way to go about it, but to be honest I'd never imagine the MPAA or RIAA or ACS:Law having such things as morals, or even being mature. Right and wrong don't seem to mean much to those people.
so I say... stick it to the man :D
We should set up a website
...to record every bit of stupidity on their end.
Let's start with:
1. Sony rootkit. I know it was years ago, but if a minor copyright infraction taints your YouTube profile, it is recorded in perpetuity, therefore - Sony attempted to rootkit us. Never forget it.
2. Every single DVD that contains different "additional content" in the different regions. We can ignore subtitling as region 1 and region 2 will differ wildly in this; we can probably ignore minor cuts as these might be mandated for a specific rating in the target country. But when a region 2 pack without the extras disc costs the same in pounds as the dollar price of a region 1 disc with extras, there's no other feeling other than "what a swizz".
3. Every single DVD that FORCES you to sit though minutes and minutes of sh!tty adverts for films you have no interest in before you even make it to the menu, never mind the feature.
4. Ev ery CD that has a woefully screwed up TOC designed to stop ripping, which incidently makes it unplayable on a rather large number of devices.
5. Every CD that attempts to autorun.ini *anything*.
6. Every CD (excepting compilation/rehash discs) where at least a third of the CD is content that can be found on other CDs by the same artist/group. This includes reissues with different covers just so that "true fans" will have to buy the alternative version too.
7. Anything on any media ever created that puts way too much reliance in AutoTune. Once upon a time people had to know how to actually sing. Now so many things sound a little 'too' perfect. Are we hearing the quality of the performance, or the quality of the post-processing?
i wonder how long before...
....these guys get caught. only a matter of time with all the lip they are giving it,
Normally i would condemn website defacing or ddos'ing but given the target's own moral standing i have no sympathy
it is quite nice to see the big boys getting bullied for a change