After some investigations on their part, Revision3 discovered that the culprit was MediaDefender, who had initiated a SYN flood attack on their servers after Revision3 patched up a security hole. The hole was being exploited by MediaDefender to inject bad torrents into their system. What makes the story especially interesting is that Revision3 is not a haven for pirates – they use their torrent system to distribute their own, very much legal, content. So what, exactly, was MediaDefender “Defending” people from?
Good question – MediaDefender claims that it was more or less Revision3's fault for patching the security hole, which made their own “automated systems” go berserk. Intentional or not, a company that is already known for using sleazy tactics to achieve their goals has now been caught doing something that is usually affiliated with scum anyway. It's a great read.