Gene Simmons Tempts Fate, Pokes the 4chan Hornet's Nest
Either out of ignorance, hubris or unadulterated idiocy, Simmons has decided to enter the ongoing war between anti-piracy crusaders and the Internet anarchists from 4chan. After Simmons reportedly ranted that record companies ought to "sue every fresh-faced, freckle-faced college kid who downloaded a clip," he immediately became embroiled in 4chan's Operation Payback conflict. So, as Internet minions familiar with 4chan's M.O. might expect, Simmons' website subsequently suffered a debilitating attack (although some Operation Payback members have apparently disavowed responsibility for the incident).
Simmons -- like so many oblivious others -- dismisses the outage, vows retribution and promises to post the "names and pictures" of the perpetrators. (For real? Umm, 4chan ain't exactly like Facebook, Gene.) Simmons also contends that, "We will find you. You cannot hide. Stay tuned." Well, Gene, we would definitely love to "stay tuned" -- if your website weren't still down.