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Ex-Anon member claims he hates Anonymous, also claims responsibility for taking down The Pirate Bay

Lone assailant claims responsibility for DDoS'ing The Pirate Bay through post on Pastebin.

| Internet & Websites News | Posted: May 17, 2012 3:01 pm

Yesterday we reported about how The Pirate Bay was under attack from a DDoS. Of course, since it was a DDoS, it is pretty hard to figure out who is behind it...unless they post on Pastebin that they are the cause of it. That's just what this former Anonymous member turned hater did. This lone user has claimed responsibility for the entire DDoS.

 

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The lone assailant goes by the pseudonym "Nyre" and left a message on Pastebin explaining the reasoning behind his actions. According to the post, "The Pirate Bay was a press-release website for Anonymous." Since he no longer likes or agrees with Anonymous, he decided he should block them from releasing press releases by taking down the entire site.

 

Of course, take all of this with a grain of salt. Anybody can post on Pastebin as an anonymous guest and say whatever they would like. Looking through his Tweets, he seems to be an interesting fellow. I would still lean towards the current common theory that The Pirate Bay angered Anonymous with its admonishment of Anonymous' DDoS of Virgin Media. More as it comes.

NEWS SOURCES:News.cnet.com

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