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    Default Anonymous Takes Out UK Intellectual Property Office Website

    As part of the ongoing slaughter of any institute or company that defends copyright, Anonymous has now taken down the website of the UK Intellectual Property Office. The website of the Government body has been unresponsive for nearly a day after the ?Operation Payback? attack started yesterday afternoon.




    In recent weeks dozens of anti-piracy groups, copyright lawyers and pro-copyright outfits have been targeted by a group of Internet ?vigilantes? under the flag of Operation Payback.

    The operation began during the third week of September with DDoS assaults against the MPAA, RIAA and anti-piracy company AiPlex Software. The latter was chosen as the first target because the outfit openly admitted to DDoSing several torrent sites including The Pirate Bay.

    Those DDoS attacks were later replicated against lawfirms engaging in ?pay-up-or-else? schemes, which indirectly led to the email leak at ACS:Law. After that followed many more targets, most of which we didn?t cover here. Earlier this week, the MPAA was shamed again by Anonymous when their DRM website got hacked.

    Yesterday, another high profile attack was launched, aimed to take down a website belonging to a government body this time. The people involved in Operation Payback had selected the UK?s Intellectual Property Office as their victim and announced that the DDoS would start at 5PM GMT. And so it happened.

    At the time of writing, 18 hours into the DDoS, ipo.gov.uk is still unresponsive.



    The Intellectual Property Office is ?Perpetuating the system that is allowing the exploitative usage of copyright and intellectual property? according to the Anonymous DDoSers, who opened up a new can of targets with this attack.

    As a Government body the UK Intellectual Property Office has been heavily involved in copyright issues and prospective laws. Earlier this year the Office spoke out against criminalizing illicit file-sharing as proposed in the ACTA treaty.

    Instead of creating new laws to combat online piracy, it said the focus should be on providing ?a framework to better enforce existing laws.?

    Targeting government offices is certainly a step up for Anonymous. Time will tell what they dream up next but this one will probably turn a few heads.
    http://torrentfreak.com/anonymous-ta...ebsite-101017/

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    Default Movie Rental Outfit Hacked, Emails Leaked, Redirected to The Pirate Bay

    Movie Rental Outfit Hacked, Emails Leaked, Redirected to The Pirate Bay

    ACAPOR, a Portuguese organization which represents the interests of local movie rental companies, has been defaced by Anonymous as part of Operation Payback. The ACAPOR website currently shows a message from Anonymous and then redirects to The Pirate Bay. To make the shaming complete, a 640 MB email database of the outfit was leaked and posted to The Pirate Bay.

    When the Portuguese movie rental outfit ACAPOR declared war on The Pirate Bay a few weeks ago, it was perhaps inevitable that it would have to deal with the wrath of Operation Payback. ACAPOR wanted to ensure that Portuguese citizens can?t access The Pirate Bay, and filed a complaint against the site.

    The movie rental association claimed that The Pirate Bay is directly responsible for about 15 million illegal downloads in Portugal every year. By installing a Pirate Bay block at all ISPs, ACAPOR hopes to decrease the financial damage they claim it causes.

    Aside from the complaint against The Pirate Bay, ACAPOR had also announced a separate case against Piratatuga.net, a site that links to various movie, game and music titles hosted on third party sites. With approximately 50,000 Portugese visitors a day this site is as popular in Portugal as The Pirate Bay, ACAPOR claimed.

    In recent weeks dozens of outfits involved in anti-piracy efforts have been targeted by Anonymous, especially those who have targeted The Pirate Bay. Most victims suffer a few days of downtime because of a DDoS attack, but for ACAPOR the damage is much worse.

    Just a few hours ago the outfit?s website was defaced, presenting the following message from Operation Payback. To make things even worse the website then redirects to The Pirate Bay after a few seconds.

    And the trouble for ACAPOR doesn?t stop there.

    In addition to defacing the website, the ?hackers? also managed to grab a copy of the email database of ACAPOR. Little is known about the content of the emails at the moment, but previous leaks from MediaDefender and ACS:Law have shone an interesting light on their operations.

    Portuguese speaking TorrentFreak readers who have more information on the contents of the leaked email database are encouraged to get in touch. To be continued.
    http://torrentfreak.com/movie-rental...te-bay-101018/

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    Default Re: Anonymous Takes Out UK Intellectual Property Office Website

    Thanks Chevron, really interesting read!

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    Default Re: Anonymous Takes Out UK Intellectual Property Office Website

    Quote Originally Posted by Icenflame View Post
    Thanks Chevron, really interesting read!
    It's cool. Just feels somehow empty without Onona waving her anti-piracy banner.

    Sigh.

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    Default Re: Anonymous Takes Out UK Intellectual Property Office Website

    Haha oh my word, reading through that I ended up watching this.

    I've never seen it before and I laughed so I thought I would post it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw-MFeR8Frw



    PS This is just for fun

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    Default Re: Anonymous Takes Out UK Intellectual Property Office Website

    Quote Originally Posted by KalMaverick View Post
    Haha oh my word, reading through that I ended up watching this.

    I've never seen it before and I laughed so I thought I would post it.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw-MFeR8Frw



    PS This is just for fun
    For ease:


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    Default Re: Anonymous Takes Out UK Intellectual Property Office Website

    Unfortunately for anon, they also took out Gene Simmon's website. Bad move:

    http://www.switched.com/2010/10/19/g...-hornets-nest/

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