The clandestine group known as “Anonymous” plans to target the RIAA‘s Web site Friday night as a part of “Operation Payback,” described as retribution for the shutdown of the LimeWire peer-to-peer client.
The group, which also reportedly includes members of the ”/b/” bulletin board at 4chan.org, plans to launch the attack at 4:00 PM EST on Friday, Oct. 29, according to a posting on the Operation Payback Web site…
Digital Music News:
Just moments after winning an injunction against Limewire, the RIAA is now dealing with a shutdown of its own. The riaa.com site was torn down on Friday afternoon, and clandestine vigilante collective Anonymous is claiming responsibility (the site reappeared in the evening and remained online over the weekend). The group first announced ‘Operation Payback’ on Thursday, and is now starting its plan to make life very difficult for the label trade group.
Looks like Anonymous wants blood, but also the prevention of similar attacks against sites like the Pirate Bay. The group has also published personal details on RIAA chief Mitch Bainwol, as well as Bainwol’s wife. Other details, including office numbers and fax numbers, have also been published, with the aim of disrupting the organization with random calls, pizza deliveries, and similar actions…