The popular Internet television network Revision3 suffered from a severe DDoS attack, launched by the infamous anti-piracy organization MediaDefender. After targeting The Pirate Bay
’s trackers, MediaDefender apparently thought it was a good idea to spread their fake torrents through Revision3.
Twit:145 had a discussion about the attack. It seems that they were not attacked until after closing an accidental hole that allowed others to use their torrent tracker. It should be noted that bit torrents are not illegal and the listing of torrents and the locations of the files is also not illegal, contrary to what the MPIAA and RIAA would tell you. Here is a link to the revision3 blog with their version http://revision3.com/?p=153.
Here is a link to the Wired story with responses by Media defender, http://blog.wired.com/27bstroke6/2008/05/mediadefender-d.html?cid=117123750