The Pirate Bay and WikiLeaks recover from DDoS attacks
Posted in: Legal, Privacy & Security at 18/05/2012 15:05
The Pirate Bay, the popular and controversial torrent web site, was under a prolonged Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, according to the site's Facebook page. The WikiLeaks web site has reportedly suffered a similar attack, but it is not clear if there is any connection between the two incidents.
There had initially been speculation that the attack on The Pirate Bay was initiated as an act of revenge by the Anonymous hacker collective after members of The Pirate Bay criticised Anonymous for organising DDoS attacks on UK internet service provider (ISP) Virgin Media for blocking access to The Pirate Bay. The Pirate Bay has said, however, that Anonymous is not to blame for the attack on its site, stating that they "KNOW that it is NOT Anonymous who is behind the ddos attack."