DDoS attackers line up new targets

Hackers in the 'Operation Payback' campaign have announced their intention to target anti-piracy organisations, including a BitTorrent monitoring service

Hackers are preparing to raise the stakes in their next assault on anti-piracy organisations after they crippled the website of the Australian Federation Against Copyright Theft (Afact) on Tuesday.

Users on Internet Relay Chat (IRC) boards and 4chan are nominating new victims for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks under a campaign dubbed 'Operation Payback'. Among the suggestions for targets are the corporate email servers of anti-piracy organisations.

BitTorrent monitoring service NG3Sys has also been nominated for attack for its role in assisting law firm ACS:Law target UK users who downloaded copyrighted pornographic content.

For more on this ZDNet UK-selected story, see New targets for Operation Payback DDoS on ZDNet Australia.

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A campaign called Operation Payback is targeting anti-piracy sites. Photo credit: Darren Pauli/ZDNet Australia

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