said by Morac:It is also illegal to DDOS anyone, much less a legitimate business. We all remember the recent attack against Revision3 courtesy of none other than Media Defender itself. I'm tired of the media industry as a whole and their "shoot first, ask questions later" tactics. said by fuziwuzi:
Perhaps not from "Media Defender" themselves, but I wouldn't put it past the **IAs to employ such a tactic to scare people into submission. I would even go so far as to say it is highly likely these emails are from someone working on the behalf of the **IAs.
I highly doubt that. For one it is against the law and the last thing the **IAs want is to be hauled into criminal court. The other reason is that, the **IAs want money (which explains why they are suing their customers). There is no profit to be gained in infecting customers' computers with viruses.