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ACS:Law, the firm of solicitors being investigated by authorities over thousands of threatening letters to alleged unlawful filesharers, was attacked by net activists linked to 4chan overnight. The firm's website was brought back online at about 10.45am, following a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) strike. It follows …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Come on reg !

    Why no comment on the email hack ? This is big news !

    Has Crossley got a super injunction that's stopping UK press from comment ?

  2. phil mcracken


    Looks like internet security isn't their strong point. The anon's ddosing the site found that when it came back up, it left the root directory exposed with an archived copy of all of their emails and logon details in plain text form, plus client contact details and even credit card details.

    I seriously can't see the firm surviving this - the channers have hit the jackpot.

    Looks like that "train" just smashed Andrew Crossley in the face.

    1. Anonymous Coward

      com on, lets be nice

      Does anyone know the telephone number of <snigger> a good solicitor? He may need one <roflmao>

  3. Sam Therapy

    My wife received one of the threatening letters from ACS

    Accused her of downloading a pr0n movie, Chubby Chasers. Since she's 5 months pregnant, she found it kind of amusing but wrote back to Crossley's clowns telling them to take a flying fuck, or words to that effect.

  4. Anonymous Coward

    This story gets better every day...

  5. Oliver 7

    Just revisiting this for the lolz

    "Big whoop" eh Andrew? Bet that coffee is pretty bitter this morning?

  6. david wilson

    Future implications?

    If this ends up making direct civil action against [alleged] file-sharers seem a less-good option for various industry bodies to support, what is their next move likely to be?

    If the direct route is made to look worse, does that make it more likely they may agree on some alternative and present a united front?

    Would it make an ISP-administered three strikes approach easier for them to push as the best option?

    Also, while people may be understandably pleased at what happened to this particular lawyer, I do hope that the success doesn't encourage anyone who *doesn't* know what they're doing to jump in to participate in subsequent similar actions.

    Even if no-one ends up getting caught for involvement in this case, (which it's too soon to say), there's no guarantee that that would happen in some subsequent capmaign.


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