Virgin Media made the news when it became the first ISP in the UK to cut off access to The Pirate Bay after the British High Court ordered five of the largest ISPs in the UK to restrict access to the site. Virgin Media complied almost immediately. Anonymous was less than impressed with Virgin Media’s willingness to obey and promptly attacked Virgin Media’s website.
Virgin Media’s site came under a DDOS attack on Tuesday and was down for “a short period of time” according to Virgin Media. The UK arm of Anonymous claimed responsibility for the attack in a tweet:
#Anonymous have just taken down #VirginMedia website again because of their involvement in the #Censorship of The Pirate Bay #TPB#OpTPB.
Virgin Media released the following statement after the attacks;
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.
Source : Tom’s Hardware