The war between the record industry and the pirates is one that just doesn’t seem like it will be coming to an end anytime soon. Sometimes the industry wins, sometimes the pirates win, although in a recent case, it looks like the pirates could have won their latest skirmish against the music industry.
According to a recent report from TorrentFreak, Argentina introduced a blockade that basically blocked access to The Pirate Bay. This was implemented after they had received complaints from the country’s music industry body, the Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers (CAPIF). However it seems that less than 24 hours into the blockade, hackers managed to hack the CAPIF’s website.
So what did they do? Did they deface it? Nope, they did the next best thing, which was to turn the website into a fully functional Pirate Bay proxy that somehow managed to evade the blockade placed on it in the first place, which is admittedly pretty ironic. So whenever a visitor would stop by CAPIF’s website, they’d instead be looking at a Pirate Bay lookalike complete with torrents.
The hack has since been stopped and order has been restored after 10 hours of serving torrents to users. Granted it’s not a huge setback, but it certainly sends the message that pirate activists aren’t happy with all of the clamping down that has been taking place recently.
Article by Ubergizmo
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