Cyber Attack Targets RIAA, MPAA Sites
According to Panda Security, the attack was launched in retaliation for similar DDoS attacks aimed at The Pirate Bay.
Members of 4chan recently launched a series of DDoS attacks against two leading media trade groups.
"Accused in the past of drumming up raids against Twitter, YouTube, and other popular sites, users at 4chan urged fellow members to carry out DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) attacks against the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) late last week, taking both offline on Saturday," writes CNET News' Lance Whitney.
"The actions by 4chan users were launched in retaliation against similar DDoS attacks aimed at The Pirate Bay and other file-sharing sites, according to Panda Security," Whitney writes.
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