Feeds

Pirate Bay appeal failure spawns more DoS attacks

Revenge of Anonymous

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

The failure of the Pirate Bay appeal has spawned reprisal denial of service attacks by the loosely banded Anonymous collective against the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).

anonymous logo

Anonymous: 'Ummm. Nope.'

Frances Moore IFPI

Frances Moore: 'Pirate Bay

should do the responsible

thing and shut down.'

Both the ifpi.org and ifpi.se sites became largely unavailable on Saturday after the sites became the latest target of the ongoing Operation:Payback campaign against entertainment industry websites. Activists behind the attack used the Low Orbit Ion Cannon (LOIC) to flood the site with useless traffic. A call to arms by organisers of the attack can be found here.

The move follows the decision by a Swedish appeal court to reduce the sentences of three of the Pirate Bay defendants but to increase their fines. The trio may yet appeal against their conviction for breaching copyright laws to Sweden's Supreme Court.

IFPI chief exec Frances Moore was among the first to welcome the verdict, a move that arguably made the organisation a prime target for reprisal denial of service attacks. "It is now time for The Pirate Bay, whose operators have twice been convicted in court, to close," Moore said. "We now look to governments and ISPs to take note of this judgment, do the responsible thing and take the necessary steps to get The Pirate Bay shut down."

A detailed run-down of the history of the Operation Payback campaign can be found via Panda Security's Sean-Paul Correll here. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Ice cream headache as black hat hacks sack Dairy Queen
I scream, you scream, we all scream 'DATA BREACH'!
Goog says patch⁵⁰ your Chrome
64-bit browser loads cat vids FIFTEEN PERCENT faster!
JLaw, Kate Upton exposed in celeb nude pics hack
100 women victimised as Apple iCloud accounts reportedly popped
NIST to sysadmins: clean up your SSH mess
Too many keys, too badly managed
Scratched PC-dispatch patch patched, hatched in batch rematch
Windows security update fixed after triggering blue screens (and screams) of death
Researchers camouflage haxxor traps with fake application traffic
Honeypots sweetened to resemble actual workloads, complete with 'secure' logins
Attack flogged through shiny-clicky social media buttons
66,000 users popped by malicious Flash fudging add-on
New Snowden leak: How NSA shared 850-billion-plus metadata records
'Federated search' spaffed info all over Five Eyes chums
Three quarters of South Korea popped in online gaming raids
Records used to plunder game items, sold off to low lifes
Oz fed police in PDF redaction SNAFU
Give us your metadata, we'll publish your data
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.