Anonymous knocks BMI website offline

By Matthew · 10 replies
Mar 9, 2011
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  1. The hackers collectively known as "Anonymous" have struck again, this time targeting the website of Broadcast Music Incorporated. The group reportedly forced offline with a large DDoS attack last night. Although the site remains inaccessible as of writing, BMI said it should be up soon and noted that the attack hasn't affected its operations. The firm also made it clear that its security wasn't breached, so no sensitive data has been compromised.

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  2. princeton

    princeton TS Addict Posts: 1,676

    Misguided campaign. No it's quite the opposite. What's misguided is the actions of the companies that abuse these copyrights.
  3. seefizzle

    seefizzle TS Evangelist Posts: 336   +199

    God bless anon
  4. TJGeezer

    TJGeezer TS Enthusiast Posts: 385   +10

    Or you could say it's the actions of the U.S. House and Senate, loaded with politicians who work for the entertainment mafia not the people. And certainly not the musicians.
  5. bonniesmith

    bonniesmith TS Rookie Posts: 40

    These guys are powerful, not a surprise they did it. And there are always reasons from their side.
  6. How come hacking attacks from China are always associated with Chinese govt and their IPs are traced down straight away but attacks by other hackers based around the Globe can even make statements about why they attacked etc. This is so not right. Every criminal should be treated the same way whether chinese or american or whatever.
  7. Archean

    Archean TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,690   +96

    Well it is not directly related, but a certian superpower 'like to have real/hard evidence' to believe in things, e.g. remember they directed their contractors/intelligence agents (from a rogue agency) to hack off ears of the people they killed in (you know what i am referring too) and bring them back to get paid? ;)
  8. Lokalaskurar

    Lokalaskurar TS Enthusiast Posts: 544

    Wish that someone somehow could tell Anonymous, that forcing your will on others and harming others using your hacking skills strictly violates "The Hacker's Code". Anonymous is nothing but anarchistic ruffians, crackers with skill but without sense.
  9. Forcing your belief in "the hacker's code" is against "the hackers code".
  10. It seems that Anonymous is just another vigilante group. We don’t like what you are doing so we are going to attack you. I believe this is a very slippery slope.
  11. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 2,073   +219

    Rich people have money to attack what they don't like through campaign contributions. No ones getting paid in these attacks. I like this group, they do what they do because they believe in it. Unlike legal attacks which occur for corporations to make money.

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