A group that, unsurprisingly, is calling itself anonymous is launching cyber attacks on anti-piracy sites and has Operation:Payback is a bitch. In this open letter they announced their initiative. The group first took down AIplex software, a company hired by the film industry to take down The Pirate Bay. So far they’ve attacked a few other sites that have gone down for a short time as a result. Techdirt thinks it’s not a good idea.
DATE \September 19, 2010\
To whom it may concern,
This is to inform you that we, Anonymous, are organizing an Operation called “Payback is a bitch”. Anonymous will be attacking the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America), the MPAA (Motion Pictures Association of America), and their hired gun AIPLEX for attacks against the popular torrent and file sharing site, the Piratebay (www.thepiratebay.org). We will prevent users to access said enemy sites and we will keep them down for as long as we can. But why, you ask? Anonymous is tired of corporate interests controlling the internet and silencing the people’s rights to spread information, but more importantly, the right to SHARE with one another.The RIAA and the MPAA feign to aid the artists and their cause; yet they do no such thing. In their eyes is not hope, only dollar signs. Anonymous will not stand this any longer.We wish you the best of luck.
We are legion