FBI Investigating 4chan and Anonymous Over DDoS Attacks
4chan and Anonymous have even drawn the ire of those who support their cause, because their DDoS-heavy attacks are viewed as counterproductive. In particular, groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the ACLU have criticized the tactic, although their rebukes of Anonymous have not gone far enough to satisfy either the RIAA or MPAA. Jonathan Lamy, a spokesman for the RIAA, told CNET that the free speech advocates' lukewarm objections are unconvincing. "At best, it's convenient indifference," he said. "At worst, it's quiet cheerleading." With federal law enforcement officials now taking a serious look at 4chan and Anonymous, it appears that Gene Simmons's roundly ridiculed threat that the attackers "might find their little butts in jail" could actually come to fruition.