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Dutch hacktivists target 'anti-piracy' group

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Thu Apr 12 2012, 15:26

DUTCH HACKTIVISTS representing Anonymous have picked their next target, the Dutch 'anti-piracy' outfit Brein.

Brein has attracted the hacktivists' attention because of its role in policing the internet and requesting internet service provider (ISP) blocks against The Pirate Bay.

"Hello world," said a document posted to Pastebay. "In the Netherlands, as you might know, we have an organisation called 'Stichting Brein'. A organisation says they defend copyright of artists, but they are censoring the internet in the Netherlands."

The organisation is due in front of the judge again later this week, and there it will push for an extension of the current Pirate Bay blocks it has imposed at two ISPs to include all internet service providers in the area.

"We can't just stay looking at this, while Brein is censoring internet in a country as the Netherlands that should be free!," added the message.

"So I'm calling in your help! share this message with everyone you know! In a week, at the 18th of april, a day before the decision, at 20:00 GMT (21:00 dutch time), we will unleash hell to Stichting Brein, and let them know that they should have expected us! Help all the people of the Netherlands in a war against censorship, we can't do it all alone! Let the DDoS beast attack!"

A list of web sites and IP addresses is included in the post as web sites that help and sponsor Brein, as well as Brein's and its founders' Twitter accounts. µ


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