RIAA site attacked again, FBI investigates

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The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the U.S. Secret Service are investigating the latest attack on the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)'s Web site, which has been offline for days.

"We are working to get our site restored so the press and public can continue to get the information they want and need from the RIAA," spokeswoman Amy Weiss said in a statement released Friday.

Although the RIAA did not say when it first noted the attack, the group's site has been inaccessible for at least three days.

The RIAA site has repeatedly come under attack in recent months, apparently due to the group's efforts to stamp out online piracy.

However, Weiss added, "We will continue to fight theft on the Internet and work hard to make sure songwriters, artists and other copyright holders continue to get paid for their work."

(Ashlee Vance in San Francisco contributed to this report.)

This story, "RIAA site attacked again, FBI investigates" was originally published by PCWorld.

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