Pirate Bay supporters have been up to no good again, this time defacing the web page of Copyprotected.com, a site owned by the Motion Picture Association of America which enables the reporting of copyright violations, according to security researchers.
In a blog post, security vendor Sunbelt Software explained that DNS cache poisoning had been used to deface the site, which is specifically dedicated to reporting copy right violations on DVDs and blue-ray discs.
The defacement includes a homepage message which reads â€œPayback is a bitch, isnâ€™t it?â€ alongside the Pirate Bay logo and the words â€œoperation paybackâ€.
Security researcher Joel Lathrop explained: â€œSomeone managed to hijack the DNS registration for copyprotected.com such that it points to an IP with their own web server displaying their own page.â€
The DNS cache poisoning attack is the latest in a long spate of tit for tat attacks on both sides of the file sharing fence, which came to a head around a month ago.
In mid-September popular imageboard web site 4chan launched a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack against the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), in retaliation for an earlier attack sanctioned by the industry body on The Pirate Bay and other file-sharing sites.
The attack lasted for almost 24 hours before switching focus to Indian software firm Aiplex.com which was hired by the MPAA earlier that month to launch cyber attacks on The Pirate Bay and other sites which had not responded to copyright infringement notices sent by the MPAA.