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DDoS Attacks Took Down US Copyright Office

DDoS Attacks Took Down US Copyright Office

Added: Tuesday, November 9th, 2010
Category: Recent Headlines Involving File Sharing > Current Events
Tags:ET, p2p, Torrent, Piracy, Peer To Peer, Network, Hackers, Internet, BitTorrent, Google, utorrent, bitcomet, extratorrent, 2010, www.extrattorrent.com
Anonymous continue their punishment of every organization or company protecting copyright, and had recently taken down the site of the US Copyright Office. Anonymous succeeded in taking copyright.gov website offline for 30 minutes. Although after that time the site began responding again, it worked very slowly and with occasional outages.


It has been ongoing for 2 months already, with numerous anti-piracy outfits, copyright groups and pro-copyright organizations being targeted by a group of online vigilantes that call their actions the “Operation Payback”. It started in early September, and the first attacks were made against such copyright giants as the RIAA, MPAA, and anti-piracy group AiPlex Software. That was chosen as the first target thanks to the news where the company clearly admitted it practiced DDoSing a number of torrent trackers from time to time, perhaps including The Pirate Bay.

Such DDoS attacks were later repeated against other multiple targets. The websites chosen for attacks belong to organizations having spoken out for copyright or against piracy. Finally, a week ago the attacks came full circle with the site of Recording Industry Association of America being taken down for 3 straight days.

Now the group goes on with its Operation Payback, picking up a new target. This time it’s one of a high profile – the country’s Copyright Office. The DDoS attack launched by Anonymous began at 3pm and resulted in taking down the website for at least 30 minutes, after which the service managed to partially recover. However, after that domain copyright.gov still remained very slow and almost inaccessible.

Actually, the US Copyright Office is an official country’s government body, liable for the US copyright registrations. Besides, it’s also involved in promoting copyright defense and administering copyright law. Like the UK’s IP Office which became a target for DDoS attack in October, copyright.gov was picked up because it was alleged of “perpetuating the system letting the exploitative usage of IP and copyright”, as Anonymous believes.

Aside from DDoS attacks, the group is also going to hold “real life” demonstrations in frameworks of Operation Payback in different countries, trying to express their protest against censorship and Internet filtering. The demonstration are about to take place within the first week of November.

Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article

November 9th, 2010

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Date:  Tuesday, November 9th, 2010

Comments (8) (please add your comment »)

posted by Turtle (2010-11-09 17:24:10)
D4T4 avatarHaha. Go get'em guys. Next step, hack into them and delete all records. Nice one Sam, thanks once again.

posted by (2010-11-09 19:05:48)
xXxC7_117xXx avatarthat would be awesome Totally agree with ^D4T4

posted by (2010-11-09 23:18:19)
CaptCosmo avatarHack em all & format their drives!

posted by Blocked (2010-11-09 23:22:35)
menahunie avatarnaw something better. Hacker their servers and upload a bunch of "copyright" material and have it distribute it over the bit torrents for user P2P... Then drop the dime on them..

posted by (2010-11-10 00:43:28)
dslbandit avatarThese guys are my absolute heroes!

posted by (2010-11-10 05:59:52)
decoythegreat avatarok you know what would be awesome is if they hacked into equifax, experian, and well i forget the other one. then just erased the entire system. y n the hell are hackers so scared to show other ppl how to do this just think if we had the entire torrent world hacking all at once someone needs to share the info. it cant be to hard i mean everything has a trick to it. global hacking then how they gone put everyone in jail. well i dont know that may create a chaos in the market nvm.

posted by (2010-11-10 13:59:07)
iwillkillall avatarplease google....Low Orbit Ion Cannon....this will link you to all you need to take part in operation payback...

posted by (2010-11-10 22:27:11)
DEMONLORD avatarthese people are awesome. need more people like them

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