"The film industry is using pirate tactics to beat the pirates
– by employing "cyber hitmen" to launch attacks that take out
websites hosting illegal movies.
"Girish Kumar, managing director of Aiplex Software, a firm in
India, told this website that his company, which works for the film
industry, was being hired - effectively as hitmen - to launch cyber
attacks on sites hosting pirated movies that don't respond to
copyright infringement notices sent to them by the film
"Kumar said 95 per cent of sites hosting illegal movies
co-operated with notices, but a few - mostly sites hosting torrents
and used primarily for illegal content - did not."