Media Defender DDoS attacks Revision3Mikey 1 comment
You might remember the controversial anti-piracy group Media Defender which we have discussed here on numerous occasions, who among other things are famous for getting caught red handed lying when 700mb of their emails were leaked, and caught lying about the true nature of a fake torrent site they set up.
Media Defender have once again found themselves in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons, this time for launching a DDoS attack on Revision3, a legitimate Internet TV web site owned by Jim Louderback.
Just to be clear to those unfamiliar with Revision3, this site is exactly as I just mentioned - it's a legitimate Internet TV service which has nothing to do with piracy or any other illegal activity, and certainly should not have been a target of Media Defender.
When Media Defender targeted The Pirate Bay’s torrent trackers, they thought it might be fun to spread their fake torrents through Revision3, which caused an outage that lasted the weekend. Louderback was surprised to learn Media Defender were the culprits, and in his blog post regarding the incident humorously stated:
"Media Defender was abusing one of Revision3’s servers for their own purposes – quite without our approval. When we closed off their backdoor access, MediaDefender’s servers freaked out, and went into attack mode – much like how a petulant toddler will throw an epic tantrum if you take away an ill-gotten Oreo."
In addition to users not being able to access their web TV episodes, and lost revenue, the attack crippled their web server and email. These attacks are illegal under US law, and should Revision3 pursue the matter, Media Defender will once again be outed for their dumb-arse practices and maybe even put an end to the company for good. Louderback says the FBI are now looking into the matter.
I'm looking forward to hearing what bullsh*t excuse Media Defender expects the public to swallow this time.