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Gene Simmons Threatens Anonymous After Is Attacked

KISS bassist Gene Simmons has elevated a simmering spat with Anonymous to a new level after his website,, was hit with a DDoS [distributed denial of service] attack earlier this week, bringing the site down. Simmons' site was first attacked by the loosely 4chan-affiliated group as part of a broader campaign against supporters of current copyright laws, particularly as they apply to prosecuting file-sharers. According to TorrentFreak, the initial attack on Simmons' website has "caused some dispute within Anonymous, with the main group distancing themselves from the assault with a declaration that artists should not become a target, regardless of their opinions." Following the attack, Simmons reportedly wrote:

"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."
This can't possibly end well:

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