BMI website hacked

Attack did not affect secure content, org claims

Performing rights org BMI temporarily took down its website Wednesday after a denial-of-service attack, allegedly by the notorious hacker group Anonymous.

The assault on BMI.com slowed down external access to the site but did not breach BMI’s internal systems, the organization said. No other operations were affected, and no secure content was accessed.

Anonymous has been credited with recent attacks on the sites of other pro-copyright trade orgs like the RIAA and the MPAA.

While not mentioning the hacker unit by name, a statement from BMI credited the assault to “the same group that reached new heights of notoriety in the recent WikiLeaks events when they allegedly launched denial of service attacks against Visa, Mastercard and Paypal.”

BMI added, “We believe that this attack is part of their misguided campaign to attack creative rights.”

Service was expected to resume shortly.

More Music

  • Drake Adult Swim Upfront party

    Drake Drops Two New Songs: 'God's Plan' and 'Diplomatic Immunity' (Listen)

    Performing rights org BMI temporarily took down its website Wednesday after a denial-of-service attack, allegedly by the notorious hacker group Anonymous. The assault on BMI.com slowed down external access to the site but did not breach BMI’s internal systems, the organization said. No other operations were affected, and no secure content was accessed. Anonymous has […]

  • Fredo SantanaLollapalooza Festival, Chicago, America -

    Rapper Fredo Santana Dead at 27

    Performing rights org BMI temporarily took down its website Wednesday after a denial-of-service attack, allegedly by the notorious hacker group Anonymous. The assault on BMI.com slowed down external access to the site but did not breach BMI’s internal systems, the organization said. No other operations were affected, and no secure content was accessed. Anonymous has […]

  • Rihanna France Concert Canceled

    Rihanna to Perform at Grammys With DJ Khaled and Bryson Tiller

    Performing rights org BMI temporarily took down its website Wednesday after a denial-of-service attack, allegedly by the notorious hacker group Anonymous. The assault on BMI.com slowed down external access to the site but did not breach BMI’s internal systems, the organization said. No other operations were affected, and no secure content was accessed. Anonymous has […]

  • Tom Petty Died of Accidental Overdose,

    Tom Petty's Family Says He Died of Accidental Overdose

    Performing rights org BMI temporarily took down its website Wednesday after a denial-of-service attack, allegedly by the notorious hacker group Anonymous. The assault on BMI.com slowed down external access to the site but did not breach BMI’s internal systems, the organization said. No other operations were affected, and no secure content was accessed. Anonymous has […]

  • RCA Records Names John Fleckenstein, Joe

    John Fleckenstein and Joe Riccitelli Upped to Co-Presidents at RCA Records

    Performing rights org BMI temporarily took down its website Wednesday after a denial-of-service attack, allegedly by the notorious hacker group Anonymous. The assault on BMI.com slowed down external access to the site but did not breach BMI’s internal systems, the organization said. No other operations were affected, and no secure content was accessed. Anonymous has […]

  • swint disney

    Disney Hires Apple Veteran to Launch Its Netflix Killer (EXCLUSIVE)

    Performing rights org BMI temporarily took down its website Wednesday after a denial-of-service attack, allegedly by the notorious hacker group Anonymous. The assault on BMI.com slowed down external access to the site but did not breach BMI’s internal systems, the organization said. No other operations were affected, and no secure content was accessed. Anonymous has […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content