Stories by Mary-Ann Russon

The Pirate Bay sails away into the cloud by virtualising its servers

The Pirate Bay has hit on a down-to-earth, but still Cloud-based plan to outwit the authorities. Instead of operating on proxy servers on flying drones, as it suggested back in March, the controversial BitTorrent website will transfer most of its operation to cloud providers.

Judge rules that UK ISPs must block Pirate Bay

UK internet service providers (ISPs) must now block access to popular Swedish BitTorrent file-sharing website The Pirate Bay, following a ruling by High Court judge Mr Justice Arnold.

Anonymous threatening to kill Internet over SOPA, Lulzsec

Hacker group Anonymous has been threatening since February to "shut the Internet down" by launching a Distributed Denial of Service attack (DDOS) on Saturday (31 March). The attack will target the world's 13 DNS servers so that Internet users will be unable to perform domain name lookups , thus temporarily disabling the Internet.

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