RIAA sites, RIAA.org and RIAA.com are under DDOS attacks that started a while ago with MPAA and Indian Anti Piracy site called AIPLEX.
The anti anti-piracy movement dubbed, "Operation Payback" by the members of the Internet collective Anonymous.
AIPLEX supposed to have quoted to a news paper;
"How can we put the site down? The only means that we can put the site down is [by launching a] denial-of-service [attack]. Basically we have to flood [the site] with millions and millions of requests and put the site down."I would like to see their faces now! Panda Security have dubbed this weekend’s attacks as “the future of cyber protests“.
When I tried to access RIAA and MPAA today, I got following responses.
The group released an anonymous press release which stated;
You can get more info at Torrent Freak.Operation:Payback is a bitch.
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.