The Motion Picture Association of America website was temporarily shut down by pirates over the weekend.
A member of 4chan, who was allegedly was behind the attacks, launched the DDoS because of escalation over anti-piracy efforts by the lobbying arm of the major Hollywood studios – which hired AiPlex to target sites where piracy was rampant.
It is thought they were angered after AiPlex admitted to DDoSing The Pirate Bay and said it was taking more measures to take down sites dealing with pirate material.
At the time of the MPAA site going down , protesters posted: “How fast you are in such a short time! Aiplex, the bastard hired gun that DDoS’d TPB (The Pirate Bay), is already down! Rejoice, /b/rothers, even if it was at the hands of a single anon that it was done, even if ahead of schedule. now we have our lasers primed, but what do we target now?
“We target the bastard group that has thus far led this charge against our websites, like The Pirate Bay. We target MPAA.ORG! The IP is designated at “188.8.131.52″, and our firing time remains THE SAME. All details are just as before, but we have reaimed our crosshairs on this much larger target. We have the manpower, we have the botnets, it’s time we do to them what they keep doing to us.
“REPEAT: AIPLEX IS ALREADY DOWN THANKS TO A SINGLE ANON. WE ARE MIGRATING TARGETS.”
The MPAA was able to get its site back online after moving migrating to a new IP-address.