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US Probes Recording-Industry Web Site Hack Attack

The Web site of the U.S. recording industry’s trade group remained offline Tuesday, as federal officials probed the source of the hacking attack that has rendered the site unreachable since Friday. The Web site of the Recording Industry Association of America, http://www.riaa.org, has been a favorite hacker target since at least last summer, as the trade group pursues Kazaa and other Internet “peer-to-peer” song-swapping sites that allow users to download music for free. The recording industry claims such services are to blame for a 9 percent decrease in CD sales and has recently begun to track down individual users. An RIAA spokeswoman said the FBI and the Secret Service are investigating the attack. Full Story

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