Anti-Piracy Law Firm Gets Bomb Threat

October 1, 2010 -

4 chan's "Operation Payback," like other internet activist operations may have gone too far - assuming they take credit for it.. TorrentFreak reports that the office of the law firm Dunlap, Grubb & Weaver was evacuated by the police after an anonymous source emailed a bomb threat. The law firm has sued thousands of BitTorrent users in the United States for allegedly downloading or sharing the film "The Hurt Locker."

A few days ago 4chan users called for a concentrated DDoS attack on the law firm's web site as part of "Operation Payback." In short order the web site went down along with its email server. Several hours later the site was back up. Thursday afternoon an email was sent to the law firm, claiming that a bomb was in the building. Local police, firemen, and dogs were sent into the building to sniff out the alleged bomb. Naturally there was no bomb.

Earlier in the week TorrentFreak spoke to someone claiming to be connected to the "Operation Payback" attacks. They asked the unnamed source why they were targeting Dunlap, Grubb & Weaver target. "They’re all anti-piracy lawyers," he or she said. "Think of Dunlap, Grubb & Weaver as of ACS:Law, but in the USA."

While "Operation Payback" may have targeted the firm, it is unclear who sent the bomb threat. Anonymous / 4 chan certainly have not claimed responsibility for it.

Source: TorrentFreak

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Re: Anti-Piracy Law Firm Gets Bomb Threat

Knowing Anonymous, they will be turning that prankster to the police by themselves if they care enough.

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Re: Anti-Piracy Law Firm Gets Bomb Threat

Somebody set up us the bomb!

 

Had to be said. Sorry. :P

Re: Anti-Piracy Law Firm Gets Bomb Threat

This threat is defenitly going too far to fight the anti-piracy law firms.

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Re: Anti-Piracy Law Firm Gets Bomb Threat

As against these lawsuits as I am, there is such a thing as taking it too far. Whoever did send the email definitely crossed the line.

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Doesn't matter if the email even existed, let alone was actually sent by 4chan.

I'm betting that they will be blamed for it anyway.

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Agreed. And then 4chan's going to throw a fit, which I think is more than understandable, really.

This is definitely going to get way uglier before it ever gets better.

 
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Andrew EisenAnd still, in the end, Tito made up his own mind on how to handle his site. All 150 or so members went off to handle their own sites in their own ways. Some talked about it. Some didn't. Some changed disclosure policies. Some didn't.09/20/2014 - 12:40am
Andrew EisenThere were two comments other than Kochera and Tito's. One pointed out the Escapist Code of Conduct, another comment was in support of Tito.09/20/2014 - 12:40am
Andrew EisenKochera privately expressed his disagreement on how Tito decided to do something. No, I don't consider that crossing a line nor do I consider the exchange an example of the group pressuring him.09/20/2014 - 12:36am
Kronotechnical reasons. Anyways, I need to get to sleep as well.09/20/2014 - 12:29am
KronoAnd he wasn't the only one pushing Tito to censor the thread. If Tito had bowed to peer pressure, we likely wouldn't have gotten this http://goo.gl/vKiYtR which grew out of that thread. Said thread also lasted until a new one needed to be made for09/20/2014 - 12:28am
Krono@Andrew So it's an example of Kuchera crossing the line from reporter to advocate. And an example of the group pressuring for censorship.09/20/2014 - 12:21am
E. Zachary KnightAnyway, I am off to bed. I will probably wake up to all of this being knocked off the shout box.09/20/2014 - 12:20am
E. Zachary KnightKrono, that is the type of reading too much into things that bugs me. Ben did no such thing. Greg had the last word in that part of the exchange. The rest was about how to approach the story and Quinn.09/20/2014 - 12:19am
Andrew EisenSo?09/20/2014 - 12:13am
KronoExcept that the forum thread wasn't harassment, and Kuchera continued to push for the thread's removal after Tito made it clear he didn't consider it harassment.09/20/2014 - 12:12am
Andrew EisenPersonally, I see nothing wrong with someone offering their opinion or the other person making up their own mind on how to run their site.09/20/2014 - 12:06am
E. Zachary KnightKrono, I read nothing of the sort in that email chain. I read Ben giving advice on what to do when a forum thread is used to harass someone and spread falshoods about them and others.09/20/2014 - 12:05am
KronoThat's exactly what Ben Kuchera was doing to Greg Tito.09/19/2014 - 11:58pm
Krono@EZK So you see nothing wrong with one journalist pressuring a journalist from a different organization to not only not run a story, but to censor a civil discussion already taking place?09/19/2014 - 11:56pm
E. Zachary KnightI write for a number of blogs and talk to people who write similar blogs all the time for tips and advice. I see nothing wrong with that.09/19/2014 - 11:50pm
E. Zachary KnightI read that comment now and frankly, I think that guy is reading too much into this. The press talk to each other. It happens. There is nothing that can be done to stop it from happening.09/19/2014 - 11:49pm
KronoUnfortunately it seems unlikely to be resolved anytime soon.09/19/2014 - 11:45pm
Krono@EZK No that's not the comment. As for wanting nothing do with any of it, that's perfectly understandable.09/19/2014 - 11:44pm
Sleaker@Conster - sand?09/19/2014 - 11:40pm
 

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