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Tuesday, 19 October 2010 12:30

Hackers make Gene Simmons pay

Written by Nick Farell

Kiss off
Tongue of rock Gene Simmons' is probably regretting going on the attack against hackers.The former aging rocker sat on a panel recently and offered somewhat draconian views about file sharers.

He called on companies to make sure their brand was protected. “Make sure there are no incursions. Be litigious. Sue everybody. Take their homes, their cars. Don't let anybody cross that line."

But what got some hacker's goat was the comment that the music industry “was asleep at the wheel and didn't have the balls to sue every fresh-faced, freckle-faced college kid who downloaded material. And so now we're left with hundreds of thousands of people without jobs. There's no industry."

A group of hackers called Anonymous was sure that he was referring to them and declared war. Two of his sites, GeneSimmons.com and SimmonsRecords.com were placed into intensive care. At the time of writing, they still seem entirely disabled.

It is possible that Anonymous might not have done anything more about Simmons and his expressiveness until he decided to make matters worse. Simmons offered on his Web site: "Some of you may have heard our sites are being threatened by hackers. Our legal team and the FBI have been on the case and we have found a few, shall we say 'adventurous' young people, who feel they are above the law. And, as stated in my MIPCOM speech, we will sue their pants off. First, they will be punished. Second, they might find their little butts in jail, right next to someone who's been there for years and is looking for a new girl friend. We will soon be printing their names and pictures. We will find you. You cannot hide. Stay tuned."

Now we are not sure what technology Simmons has invented to find out who carried out the DDOS attack but comments like that are just daft. So it appears that certain members of Anonymous have decided to make Simmons their own personal target. We expect to hear little of Simmons on the web for some time.

Nick Farell

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+30 #1 Jigar 2010-10-19 13:09
Simmons is just making the matter worst for him, this guys are always aware that people will try everything to track them down, so they always are attacking from some where, where they were never there. LOL @ Simmons, he just provoke the wrong community.
+30 #2 Psykosis 2010-10-19 13:51
Oh Gene Simmons, you idiot :-)
Serves you right for being a money-grabbing egotistical, egocentric whore who doesn't care half as much about music as about money.
Now suffer your fate at the hands of 4chan.
-22 #3 thetruth 2010-10-19 16:17
In a perfect world, people would make music because they wanted to. They would make movies and games for the fun of it, and everything would be free. But it's not a perfect world, and I can totally understand why Simmons is angry about it. Hackers like these are like a high-tech version of those people with hoodies in the streets, who will 'mess you up' for dissing them.

I know it's uncool to support artists who attack people who torrent everything, but so what. He has a point, I would be annoyed in his position, and I'd probably do the same thing in his position. I find it very hard to back down from an argument, especially when I know that I'm right.
+3 #4 Jaberwocky 2010-10-19 16:45
I bet he's hacked off now ! :D
+11 #5 nECrO 2010-10-19 16:53
Pretty stupid of him. He starts by saying they need to "Protect their brand" and then uses his big mouth to threaten and devalue his own "brand".

Mr. foot, meet Mr. gun.... BOOM!
+23 #6 mrgerbik 2010-10-19 18:12
Just to add:

My brother had done some audio production work for Simmons a few years back and from what he told me, Gene is the cheapest mutherfkr he has ever met. He basically whittled the "contract" price down to almost nothing AFTER the work was done and wouldn't pay anything higher. So he basically STOLE all my bros hard work for close to nothing.

Also, as a fun fact: Gene wanted to be a Rabbi as a kid...

'nuff said
+15 #7 iicsus 2010-10-19 18:45
I think Gene in those glam outfits would also find his place in prison.
+5 #8 yasin 2010-10-19 22:28
end of the day-music is an expression of some form.earning millions for it isnt right.especially when some people work twice as hard and earn a fraction of that amount.
+1 #9 JAB Creations 2010-10-20 00:10
He's just another greedy jew and deserves the attacks. The music and movie industry as I have read have made record profits...by record I assume they have never made more money int he past then they did last year. Taking people's houses, cars, and destroying lives while having the best year of profits is nothing short of how low jews will stoop. Thumbs up for the truth, thumbs down if you support greedy pricks.
+3 #10 yourma2000 2010-10-20 03:55
Like I said, a wave (tsunami in this case) of anons

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