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Offline DaBees-Knees

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Anti-Piracy Firm Admits Using DoS Attacks On Torrent Sites
« on: September 10, 2010, 07:57:46 am »
http://www.p2pon.com/

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This is the sort of news where you go WTF?!

TorrentFreak was the first to make us aware that an Indian company called AiPlex, which was recently hired to stop illegal file sharing on the movie My Name is Khan prefers in many cases to hit non-cooperative sites with a denial of service attack as an efficient method against piracy. In their own words, the firm “is one of the leading providers of healthcare (Medical Transcription), Net Vigilance (Anti movie piracy) and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) services to clients across the globe.”



AiPlex's CEO gives details:

"In such cases, we flood the website with requests, which results in database error, causing denial of service as each server has a fixed bandwidth capacity," Kumar reveals. And it doesn't stop there.

"At times, we have to go an extra mile and attack the site and destroy the data to stop the movie from circulating further," he further states.

According to TorrentFreak, despite AiPlex’s bragging about their anti-piracy effectiveness they seem rather ignorant when it comes to BitTorrent and its ways ("Bram Cohen" is listed by the company as a type of BitTorrent client).

While we all had and have our suspicions regarding the fairness of anti-piracy groups in terms of techniques and practices (suspicions that sometimes have been confirmed), one cannot help being amazed at the fact such a group admits to the public it uses these type of methods against file sharing sites

The dirty tricks brigade seems to have spread to India now.  :gum:

Offline GhostShip

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Re: Anti-Piracy Firm Admits Using DoS Attacks On Torrent Sites
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2010, 01:01:36 pm »
Lets hope those websites affected by this organised criminal behaviour take action against those profiting from it, the law is plain, what this company does is both unethical and illegal.

Offline Bluey_412

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Re: Anti-Piracy Firm Admits Using DoS Attacks On Torrent Sites
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2010, 11:12:57 am »
Well, Well, Well....

Today it happened

:D
What you think is important is rarely urgent
But what you think is Urgent is rarely important

Just remember that...

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