Friday, 30 May 2008

Revision 3 Under DDoS by ... MediaDefender

This has been around the twitter world and it is funny and serious. Some days ago Revision 3, a new media company that distribute their content via Internet was under a DDoS attack. They just released in their blog that the attack came by no other than MediaDefender. MediaDefender is a dark company paid by content distributors in order to disrupt, hack and to do other non ethical activities with the flag of "Anti-piracy". It results that Revision 3 uses bittorrent, a very common P2P tool to distribute ITS OWN content.

Many questions raise with these actions. What was Mediadefense doing against Revision3? Are legal their actions? What are the MediaDefender's criteria to "disrupt" torrent sources?

I honestly hope that Revision 3 take some legal action against this attack. I think that is enough with the danger that website owners face today with attacks from botnets, it is not good to add more attack sources such as this type of companies.

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