Are we all just falling into his publicity trap?
Gene Simmons starts a fight with the internet, more specifically, anonymous, THE Anonymous. An army of anonymous computer users who love their hardwear and love their medium. And because this set of circumstances is too classic, Gene Simmons gets more press coverage for his label, his band, and mostly himself throughout. All of which would have passed by most peoples radar without a blip if he haden’t opened his big mouth.
From Slyck News
Gene Simmons, frontman of the band KISS, is hardly impressed with the DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack on GeneSimmons.com – and indirectly – SimmonsRecords.com. In fact, according to a news post made to his site yesterday, Gene is threatening legal action against the perpetrators, along with posting their names and pictures online. Here’s the post as it appeared yesterday:
Some of you may have heard a few popcorn farts re: our sites being threatened by hackers.
Our legal team and the FBI have been on the case and we have found a few, shall we say “adventurous” young people, who feel they are above the law.
And, as stated in my MIPCOM speech, we will sue their pants off.
First, they will be punished.
Second, they might find their little butts in jail, right next to someone who’s been there for years and is looking for a new girl friend.
We will soon be printing their names and pictures.
We will find you.
You cannot hide.
Proving those responsible behind a DDoS attack is difficult, if not impossible… considering many members of Anonymous uses encryption and proxy servers to hide their identity.
The cyber wars continue, as the Intellectual Property Office of the United Kingdom was attacked by Anonymous yesterday. As of this writing, the site remains offline.
Update: Anonymous has caught wind of Gene Simmons’ recent comments (see above) and have made GeneSimmons.com and SimmonsRecords.com an official target. As of this writing both sites are down. (Via Slyck News)
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