The Pirate Bay has declared that DDoS attacks against websites are an "ugly" method that mirror efforts to block the BitTorrent website itself. Earlier this week, Virgin Media confirmed that its website was taken offline amidst an ongoing DDoS attack, allegedly carried out as revenge for the ISP blocking the Pirate Bay.
The Pirate Bay took to Twitter and to Facebook to denounce attacks such as these that are carried out in its name..
"Seems like some random Anonymous groups have run a DDOS campaign against Virgin media and some other sites.
We'd like to be clear about our view on this:
We do NOT encourage these actions. We believe in the open and free internets, where anyone can express their views. Even if we strongly disagree with them and even if they hate us.
So don't fight them using their ugly methods. DDOS and blocks are both forms of censorship.
If you want to help; start a tracker, arrange a manifestation, join or start a pirate party, teach your friends the art of bittorrent, set up a proxy, write your political representatives, develop a new p2p protocol, print some pro piracy posters and decorate your town with, support our promo bay artists or just be a nice person and give your mom a call and tell her you love her."
All ISPs in the UK, including Everything Everywhere, O2, Sky, TalkTalk, and Virgin Media, were ordered to stop users from accessing the Pirate Bay website. Following a DDoS attack against Virgin Media, the ISP pointed out that it didn't have a choice in whether to block the website or not.
Written by: James Delahunty @ 11 May 2012 14:53