RIAA website hacked. Over the weekend, some hacker-types took it upon themselves to delete the RIAA’s website. [TorrentFreak]


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  1. overbysara says:


  2. levenhopper says:

    What would have been better if they had put some illegally ripped music onto the home page.

  3. levenhopper says:

    is if**

  4. ExtraCelestial says:

    Cue Nelson laugh…

    ha! ha!

  5. IrisMR says:

    Wow. How lamer can the RIAA get? That was such an easy kill.

  6. Toof_75_75 says:

    That is awesome!

  7. DallasDMD says:

    RIAA has been hacked and defaced many times. I suspect it will continue perpetually.

  8. IrisMR says:

    @DallasDMD: Really?
    By the 2nd time you’d think they’d get the clue.

  9. Wait, how did they restore it? I hope they didn’t have copies stored, because wouldn’t that be a copyright violation?

  10. savvy999 says:

    you can play with their site, but you can’t make a copy and put it on your own webserver for personal use.

  11. yg17 says:

    I normally don’t advocate hacking a company’s website. However, the RIAA is one of the few, if only exceptions to that rule.

  12. m4ximusprim3 says:

    @levenhopper: I agree. A link to a bunch of metallica torrents would have completed the hilarity.

  13. jonworld says:

    Yeah…instead of deleting everything, the hackers could have replaced all the content with illegally downloaded music!

  14. kidnextdoor says:


  15. FLConsumer says:

    Nah, if you really want to get on the RIAA’s nerves, just post the Fair Use section of the copyright laws as their homepage.

  16. Erskine says:

    @m4ximusprim3: Rock on!

  17. MYarms says:

    They didn’t actually delete the website but rather some of the press releases and stuff. I think they did it through a SQL injection, not really a hack. Almost as lame as the RIAA itself.