Anonymous-Hater Claims Responsibility for Pirate Bay DDoS Attack
A hacker who claims to hate both Anonymous and notorious BitTorrent website The Pirate Bay (TPB) has claimed responsibility for the DDoS attack that TPB has been suffering under for the last 24 hours.
The user, who goes by the Twitter handle @AnonNyre, has been riling up members of the hacktivist group and supporters of TPB with a series of angry posts on Twitter, to the extent that Anonymous supporters are now demanding to get in contact with him over the social network.
Although PirateBay.se was still accessible from the UK during the DDoS attack, TPB claimed that it was under attack on its official Facebook page and TorrentFreak confirmed that users around the world were having difficulty accessing the website.
Today The Pirate Bay informed its fans through Facebook that it was back online.
In a message posted at about 9:45 GMT, The Pirate Bay wrote: "We're back in full effect! Show your support by adding this badge to your profile picture!"
This is not the first DDoS attack to be linked with The Pirate Bay. UK ISP Virgin Media suffered a DDoS attack on 9 May, a week after complying with a high court order to block users' access to the file-sharing website.
The Pirate Bay condemned the action att he time, stating: "We do NOT encourage these actions. We believe in the open and free internets, where anyone can express their views. Even if we strongly disagree with them and even if they hate us.
"So don't fight them using ugly methods. DDoS and blocks are both forms of censorship."