Operation Payback was first launched in support of file-sharing sites but evolved to back WikiLeaks and to retaliate against the companies that shut down processing of the site's financial support. All participants had to do was to click a link, download the tool, and launch an attack...
It's the latest twist in the first RIAA shakedown, and it could be the final say, unless the US Supreme Court agrees to pick it up. Meanwhile, the association has turned from its Dr. Evil pursuit of MILLIONS! Of dollars! and instead is hoping to solve the problem of downloading by relying on ISPs to send gentle reminders that it's, you know, like, illegal, right?
Internet hacktivist Anonymous organised a DDoS against the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) website, following a request for $75 Trillion (USD) in damages from peer-to-peer site LimeWire. The DDoS was scheduled for Friday 25 March, at 7pm EST.