Here's a old one (from May) that seems to have been forgotten.
Over the Memorial Day weekend, Media Defender used "stealth tactics" to break Bit Torrent in an attempt to prevent the downloading of copyrighted materials.
Revision3 uses Bit Torrent to distribute their shows. Through a configuration error, one of their servers had been commandeered and was being used to illegally distribute copyrighted materials.
Instead of getting a head's up, an email, or a cease and desist letter from Media Defender, Media Defender used a DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service Attack.) For the record, a DDoS is illegal under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
Let me be clear: instead of doing the responsible thing, Media Defender (a subsidiary of Artists Direct) did what hackers do. They DDoS'd Revision3.
This reminds me of the "Sony Rootkit" debacle. Google that term and you'll see what I mean. SonyBMG decided that their DRM (digital rights management) should include a rootkit. What makes it worse is that the rootkit wasn't written well to begin with and it took less than a week for a trojan to exploit it.
Media Defender, apparently, doesn't care about the responsible thing. Otherwise, why would they use hacker tactics? Why not do the responsible thing and send a cease and desist letter? Why not a certified letter? Why not a phone call from your attorneys? Why not even a flocking email?!?
How dare you?!?