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Members of the notorious 4chan image board have launched a coordinated a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack against mpaa.org, the website of the Motion Picture Association of America.
The attack began at 9:00 PM EST and is still ongoing. It only took eight minutes for the MPAA website to go down.
Last week, Aiplex's managing director boasted in the media that when websites refuse to respond to DMCA takedown notices sent by his company, on behalf of local and international film studios, his team resorts to DDoS.
"[…] We flood the website with lakhs [hundred of thousands] of requests, which results in database error, causing denial of service as each server has a fixed bandwidth capacity," he said.
Aiplex was the original target in 4chan's attack plans, but it was replaced with MPAA at the last moment, because the Indian company's website was hit and taken down ahead of schedule by someone else.
Originally posted by Kandinsky
reply to post by EFGuy
Another win. All's fair in love and war.
Originally posted by mattifikation
Wow, what a stupid move on behalf of the MPAA. Now any of those sites that got taken down by their attacks have a counter lawsuit to any copyright infringement suits they could have filed.
As for their website being taken down, I say meh. Do you really think anybody ever went to it? They should have found a network that's actually vital to the MPAA's operations and DDoS'd that out of commission.
Originally posted by rogerstigers
reply to post by mattifikation
Indeed huzzah to the folks doing this, but the target has little merit beyond symbolism. The target should be changed to their VPN servers and gateway routers. This would prevent them from doing business.
Originally posted by mr-lizard
Here's the link that tells you about the Indian company being paid by Mpaa.org to launch attacks on torrent sites.
This type of revenge amuses me greatly, knowing that a bunch of directors will be eating humble pie over this one.