By Nick Farrell
11 January 2006
EBAUMSWORLD, a site which offers cash for funny content, has been
walloped by a series of hacks and attacks for the last 48 hours in a
row about copyright over one of the videos it published.
According to an editorial published at the site, the attacks included
a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack, malicious attempts at
gaining access to restricted parts of the site, spamming forums and
chat rooms and hacking into admin restricted accounts.
There have also been numerous personal threats made against eBaum's
World staff members and its offices were vandalized.
The reason for all the abuse is apparently an animation that was
published by the site. It was sent in by someone who claimed to be the
original author. However, the "cyber-terrorists" claim the animation
was created by an individual they represent and used without
A spokesman for the site said that if the material turns out to belong
to another person they will take it down, but so far no one has come
forward. In the meantime the attacks continue.
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