Anonymous has strongly denied it was behind a bomb threat received by an anti-piracy group in Finland in retaliation for the organisation's successful lobbying to block access to The Pirate Bay file-sharing site in the country.
Reports on Finnish news site YLE claim that the Copyright, Information and Anti-Piracy Centre (CIAPC) received the threat on Wednesday and was forced to take the message seriously.
V3 contacted CIAPC for confirmation but was told that as it is being investigated by Finnish law enforcement agencies it cannot comment.
Anonymous flatly denied responsibility for the threat on its Twitter page, claiming it had not sent any such message to the CIAPC and reiterated that the group does not condone physical violence.
Instead, the group has urged members to take action against CIAPC in the online world after the ruling in Finland on Monday.
"Anonymous encouraged followers to target the Copyright Information and Anti-Piracy Centre (CIAPC) after it persuaded the Helsinki District Court to force ISP Elisa to block access to the file-sharing site," it said in a press release on the AnonOps site.
The group already appears to have attacked the web site of Dutch organisation BREIN which successfully appealed to the courts to have The Pirate Bay blocked in the country.
However, it is unclear who is responsible for this as yet while the site remains down.
The Pirate Bay is one of the most notorious file-sharing sites on the web, with numerous rights holder groups across Europe trying to ban access to the site, including the BPI in the UK which asked BT block the site or face legal action requiring it do so.
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