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According to BBC the website of Virgin Media was attacked by hackers yesterday and was down for at least an hour. The responsibility for the attack was taken by the internet group known as the Anonymous. They reported about the attack in a tweet from an account associated with the collective. The tweet itself read: “Virgin Media – Tango Down #OpTPB”. The main motive behind the attact is because one of the largest IS providers in UK blocked the access to the torrent site The Pirate Bay.
The reason for the block of The Pirate Bay by the 5 largest internet service providers in UK is a court order issued by the High Court in the country. The Virgin Media was the first provider to complied with the order of the court and blocked the torrent website The Pirate Day since last Wednesday. So far the websites of the rest of the ISP in UK – Sky, Everything Everywhere, TalkTalk and O2 – were not attacked by the Annonymous. Although there was a tweet from an unidentified Twitter account that the site of TalkTalk was also attacked, which later turned out to be false.
The Virgin Media responded to the attacts on their website by releasing the following statement: “As a responsible ISP, Virgin Media complies with court orders but we strongly believe that tackling the issue of copyright infringement needs compelling legal alternatives, giving consumers access to great content at the right price, to help change consumer behaviour”.
The High Court in UK can however prove to be a good thing for The Pirate Bay because since it was put into an effect the traffic to the torrent website increased.