On Sunday, a hacker called Josh the God hacked the UFC’s website to protest Dana White’s support of SOPA — the congressional act aimed at stopping online piracy. On Tuesday, the hacker took matters a step further by releasing the UFC boss’ personal information.
In an interview posted on MMA Fighting Tuesday evening, White said “The Internet is a place where cowards live.” He challenged hackers to try messing with the website again, saying he wasn’t scared of the internet. Josh the God responded by releasing White’s information, including his phone number, address, and social security number.
The act got White’s attention, and he began sending tweets to the hacking group Anonymous.
“I love the Internet. It helped us grow our biz. Stealing is stealing! And hacking into people’s shit*** is terrorism. … same guys on the net bitching about fighter pay are the ones who are stealing from them. That are our partners on PPV! and yes cowards hide on the Internet! At least I’m man enough to say all my s*** in public and not hide behind a screen name!!”
Here’s the truth of the matter. As White says, the bill may have the right intentions, but it’s going about things in the wrong way. If White recognizes what’s wrong with the bill, and what about it has angered the public, he wouldn’t support it. He’s a smart man and I think he sees that. He should work on something that protects his copyright content in much less extreme terms, otherwise he’s going to receive extreme backlash.
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