It's no longer about sawn-offs and balaclavas, its about constant probing, ddos, threat testing, malware, social engineering etc. The cat and mouse game continues but its now done with faceless teams from far away countries.
However, the 48 hours have passed since long and it's not known when payments will be possible again. Did the RIAA finally get what they wanted?"As part of our ongoing effort to improve the payment platform, we will be performing a scheduled server maintenance. The payment option at our site will be restored in 48 hours.
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