Music industry body hit by DoS attack

"Don't they have something better to do during the summer than hack our site?"

"Don't they have something better to do during the summer than hack our site?"

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), renowned for its anti-Napster stance, suffered a denial-of-service attack to its website over the weekend. The website started to receive a flood of traffic from Friday onwards after it gave its endorsement to a legal move to allow copyright owners to block, divert and impair peer-to-peer networks. A spokesperson for the company told Reuters: "Don't they have something better to do during the summer than hack our site? Perhaps it at least took ten minutes away from stealing music." Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack, which brought the site down on-and-off over the weekend and ended at 02:00(Pacific Time) on Monday.