Saturday, 5 March 2011

Anti-Piracy Group BREIN Suffer Large Scale DDoS Attack

The website of Dutch anti-piracy outfit BREIN has gone offline following a major DDoS attack. BREIN's cheif, Tim Kuik (pictured) believes he knows who is behind it stating that the DDoS is a revenge attack following his company’s involvement in the recent takedown of the FTD Usenet community.

“Supporters of FTD are probably behind the attack,” Kuik said. “We think that because the timing of the closing of FTD and the beginning of the attack exactly coincide,” he added.

However, Arnoud Engelfriet, the lawyer who defended FTD in their case against BREIN, said that FTD were not in favor of the assault.

“FTD deplores the DDoS attack as this isn’t the way to fight BREIN,” Engelfriet responded, “Executing DDoS attacks only strengthens the image that file sharing or downloading is a criminal activity, which does not help the cause.”

This is not the first time that BREIN has followed up an attack on it's site to go on blaming on of it's targets. Back in 2009, the founders of The Pirate Bay threatened to sue BREIN after Tim Kuik accused them of carrying out a DDoS attack against his company’s site.

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