A cyber activist belonging to the “Anonymous” organization says digital freedom fighters will continue DDoS-based assaults against anti-piracy advocates.
The group has already executed multiple attacks against various high-profile targets, including The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), The British Phonographic Industry (BPI), The Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (AFACT), ACS:Law, Aiplex, Websheriff and Dglegal.
“Our mission is to fight back against the anti-piracy lobby. There has been a massive lobbyist-provoked surge in unfair infringements of personal freedom online lately,” the “Anonymous” spokesperson told Sean-Paul Correll of PandaLabs.
“[For example], a new bill has been proposed that could allow the US to force top level registrars such as ICANN and Nominet to shut down websites, all with NO fair trial. Guilty until proven guilty!”
The spokesperson also noted that the organization’s controversial tactics were influenced and “inspired” by the “very people who provoked” Anonymous.
“[Take] AiPlex Software. A few weeks back they admitted to attacking file sharing sites with DDoS attacks. [So], there is [clearly] no time frame [for our cyber offensive]. We will keep going until we stop being angry.
“[And this is because we believe] piracy is the next step in a cultural revolution of shared information. Imagine it as the beginnings to an information singularity; a beginning of true ‘equality of opportunity,’ regardless of wealth or capacity.
“[Still, Anonymous is] not an organization with hierarchy and leaders. We manifest as Anarchy. We are comprised of people from all walks of life. In short, we feel strongly motivated to do what we can to fight back against things which are morally questionable.”