The torrent tracker went down temporarily on Wednesday following a lash out at Anonymous for their DDoS attack on Virgin Media, one of the ISPs blocking access to the Pirate Bay.
Nyre took credit by posting on Pastebin: "I am highly against Anonymous. I do not support Anonymous anymore. I sometimes help the feds. The Pirate Bay was a press-release website for Anonymous, then I had a idea, why not take it down? Why not make it impossible for Anonymous? Get on your knees, Anonymous. I am a one-man army. I am not a hacker. I am a security killer."
It is unclear what Nyre used for the attack, but it is clear he has some sort of large botnet at his disposal.
Virgin Media's main website in the UK was forced down for some time last week. A group initially claimed responsibility for it on Twitter, and hinted that it was revenge for blocking the Pirate Bay.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 18 May 2012 23:51