The Pirate Bay is no favorite of the MPAA and RIAA that we know. The popular torrent site has been harassed, sued, fined and have been forced to shift through multiple hosts as the anti-piracy organizations continue to come after them.
In spite, a pirate hacker group called Anonymous launched “Operation Payback” that called fans from all over the world to use a software tool called “Low Orbit Ion Cannon” at the same time to disrupt and bring down sites of MPAA and RIAA by massive DDoS attacks. They did succeed, although both the organizations sites are now back up and running.
This was the document that was being spread around by the group [thanks, TechCrunch]:
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.