Bomb Threats Thrown About as Finnish Anti-Piracy Mess Escalates

By Gary Cutlack on at

The recent hacking of a couple of Finnish anti-piracy sites has stepped up a level, or several levels in fact, with one of the anti-piracy groups revealing it received a bomb threat after assisting in blocking popular BitTorrent site The Pirate Bay.

The threat was emailed to the Finnish Copyright, Information and Anti-Piracy Centre (CIAPC), was signed from "Anonymous Finland" and contained a "fairly thorough description of the bomb" -- leading the CIAPC to immediately report it to the police.

As ever, there's a bit of confusion as to who's actually responsible. Despite the threat being signed off with the usual Anonymous freedom rant, the hacking group's Finnish representative denied it was from them on Twitter. And that's pretty believable, as even Anonymous hasn't yet resorted to conventional warfare and actual, non-cyber terrorism in order to get its message across.

So it looks like some anonymous person is sending out bomb threats while pretending to be Anonymous. This internet thing is getting way out of hand.

Meanwhile, the Pirate Bay is also coming under attack in the Netherlands, with a Dutch court ruling that two of the country's largest ISPs need to start blocking it. [The Register]