RIAA Hacked

    Date28 Aug 2002
    CategoryHacks/Cracks
    3100
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    The American Heritage Dictionary defines irony to be "Incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs." I say that a good example of this is the advocates against the trading of pirated MP3s having pirated MP3s available on their web site.. . . The American Heritage Dictionary defines irony to be "Incongruity between what might be expected and what actually occurs." I say that a good example of this is the advocates against the trading of pirated MP3s having pirated MP3s available on their web site. Lately, the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) has been under fire from many different angles. The shots are coming from a retaliation of the bill written and proposed by Representative Howard Berman from California.

    The revolutionary bill would allow for the RIAA to launch denial of service attacks against anyone that they believed were trading music illegally on one of the many popular peer-to-peer file sharing networks (KaZaA, Morpheus, etc). The RIAA also recently released a report stating that the drop in CD sales are a direct result of these file sharing methods.

    The web site, which was hacked earlier today had information promoting the sharing of audio and video files on the peer-to-peer networks. It also contained approximately 15 MP3 files available for download care of the RIAA servers. This is the second time in two months that the RIAA site has been hacked and the content changed. The first time occured in late July.

    A copy of the hacked site can be found at this mirror.

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