The National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council of Ukraine (nrada.gov.ua) and the Ukrainian Agency for Copyright and Related Rights (uacrr.kiev.ua) are currently down as a result of a distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack launched by Anonymous.
Yesterday we learned that the already crippled Demonoid
received another blow. Ukrainian authorities raided
the data center where the BitTorrent tracker’s servers were housed, seized equipment and copied data.
The fact that Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Valery Khoroshkovsky has recently visited the United States and that piracy has been one of the topics on his agenda have led many to believe that this raid may be a “present” to the US.
Since the admin of the site is still free, Demonoid may still come back, but hacktivists aren’t just waiting around for that to happen, so they’ve launched OpDemonoid.
“The Op started right after the Ukrainian authorities raided the hosting company behind Demonoid,” one of the participants in the attack told Softpedia.
“It’s the 2nd site being taken down in a row. First Megaupload and now Demonoid. We do not want the internet to be censored. The internet was free and should be free,” he added.
So far, the targets are the Ukrainian Agency for Copyright and Related Rights and the country’s National Television and Radio Broadcasting Council.
“Around 150 Anons from the IRC are participating in the attack. But I don't know how many Anons not on the IRC. Could be alot. Because a lot of Anons follow the event on Twitter,” our source told us.
“We are Anonymous, We do not forgive, We Do not forget, They should have expected us,” he concluded.
In the meantime, the hackers behind OpUkraine
– the ones responsible for protesting against the Ukrainian government’s decision to kill dogs before the Euro 2012 competition – have become involved in the campaign. They promise to keep the attacks going.
Other participants are talking about defacements and even data leaks. Update.
The hackers have turned their attention to the site of the Ukrainian Anti-Piracy Association (apo.kiev.ua). The website is currently offline.