Hackers Slam Major Anti-Piracy Firm

A week ago, hacking group called MDD (MediaDefender-Defenders) leaked 6621 internal MediaDefender emails.

MediaDefender is a security firm that works with RIAA, MPAA and other copyright holders to track and prosecute peer-to-peer users who download copyrighted material illegally. MDD managed to grab and release 9 months worth of internal MediaDefender emails which allowed p2p trackers to remove thousands of decoy torrents, block hundreds of MediaDefender's ips and implement countermeasures for the company's techniques.

But today's leak caused MediaDefender much more harm.

MDD managed to leak the full uncompiled source code to MediaDefender's toolset. Judging by the leaked programs, BitTorrent seems to be MediaDefender's largest target, with the leak containing 16 different tools target it. Other programs target Ares, DirectConnect, eDonkey2000, FastTrack/Kazaa, Gnutella, Kademlia, Overnet, Piolet, SoulSeek and WinMX networks, among others.

Nobody could verify the authenticity of the leak until MediaDefender sent a series of cease-and-desist notices sent to various BitTorrent trackers. "Despite security precautions by our client, a person or persons illegally accessed MediaDefender's email and other files", said MediaDefender's cease-and-desist letter written by SMR&H attorney Robert S. Gerber who cited various sections of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, and the California Computer Data Access and Fraud Act before asking BitTorrent trackers to "immediately and permanently cease and desist from posting, distributing or otherwise making available MediaDefender's trade secrets and confidential information."

Interestingly, most p2p sites were not intimidated by the empty legal threat. After mocking and ridiculing Gerber's letter, IsoHunt administrator asked: "If Mr. Gerber is truly as experienced in IP law as his bio claims he is, why is it that he is incapable of composing a DMCA takedown notice as per USC Title 17 Section 512?". The isoHunt administrator then explained that Gerber failed to adequately specify the allegedly infringing content as required by law; moreover, IsoHunt (as well as most BitTorrent trackers) reside outside of USA.

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Hackers Slam Major Anti-Piracy Firm

Serves em right, hope effects will be devastating for them.As for Dear stupid children, yeah 99% of mg = absolute idiots, including the editors. But hey I'd like to see your ass grown up in poverty, try license simple things like photoshop 700$? In some places a years salary. No doubt honest people with money should do the right thing, but hey lets take vista for example, If MS cant extort 249$ out of me, I can live with that.

Hackers Slam Major Anti-Piracy Firm

THE RIAA AND THE MPAA ARE A BUNCK OF C0CK FUUUUUUCKERS ANYONE SUPPORTING THEM IS A f**kING AND RETARTED FAGGOTTHESE HACKERS ARE HEROS AGAINST THESE GREEDY CORPORATE MOOOROOONS SIMILAR TO MICROSHIIT!!!!FUUCK THE EMPIRE OF EVIL AND THE SHIITTY COPYRIGHT LAWS THEY DON'T HAVR RIGHT TO SEND LETTERS IF THE TRACKERS ARE OUTSIDE USA FUUUUUUUCK MEDIA TARGET FAGGOOTS!!!!

Hackers Slam Major Anti-Piracy Firm

Dropping the retarded drm and all that would reduce costs. Hence make product available cheaper and more people would opt to buy it. It's that easy. Besides, why they charge some standard prices on software is beyond me. Making it available for less to people will yield more profit, period. Those who pirate no matter what, will still do.

Hackers Slam Major Anti-Piracy Firm

So there is a huge difference between the path of the kings, presidents and hypocritical Ulama and the path of these noble young men, The formers' lot is to spoil and enjoy themselves whereas the latters' lot is to destroy themselves for Allah's Word to be Supreme....

Hackers Slam Major Anti-Piracy Firm

I find it GREAT that these RIAA and MPAA got hacked, they conspire againts freedom of speach and choise, freedom of expression and spreading of knowledge.For the asshole saying "YOU LIVE IN AMERICAN AND NOT SOME LAME ASS 3RD WORLD COUNTRY."You might aswell go shut the fukc up, there's a HUGE ammount of people out of f**kin' NORTH america (yeah that's USA; you retard), who have to pay 2x the value of corporation's software. For example, windows suxta costs $250 right? that should be 250 x 500 = 125.000 Chilean pesos, which is actually close to the minimal legal month salary, and to make it worst, because of legal crap, and gay greedy economics, we actually pay the double for software, hardware, and digital music. Thats 250.000 Chilean pesos, which is a f**kin big amount of money.Shut your f**k up if you don't know a f**k of what you're talkin about.

Hackers Slam Major Anti-Piracy Firm

Wow, why so much b***hing about having to pirate Vista and Photoshop because you can't afford it. Ever heard of linux? Ever heard of GIMP? You pirate because you are lazy and you don't have enough money because you aren't worth it. Get a real job or use the alternatives.

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