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 PostPost subject: The Pirate Bay User Data Stolen        Posted: Sat May 12, 2007 7:45 pm 
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The Pirate Bay, arguably the largest torrent tracker and easily the most controversial one, has apologetically notified its users that a group of hackers managed to grab a copy of the user database, including usernames, passwords and e-mails, via a security hole in the site’s official blog. Although the organization believes it knows who the hackers are, it has not said what it plans to do with this knowledge. On the positive side of things, the stolen information was encrypted and although the Pirate Bay seems confident with their encryption method, they still “encourage all our users to change passwords as soon as possible - and if you have the same password on the bay as other places, you should update them as well”. Upon logging in, the user should be automatically prompted to change their password.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 1:54 am 
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lol, figures.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 2:48 am 
Perhaps the hacker is working for the Swedish government?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 5:41 am 
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well, totally true to a level
passwords and emails were stolen
however, as thepiratebay says, it would take several days to crack just ONE email and password...
Plus its only email and password, no username....
so the only bad part is if the hackers were really bored they'd crack your email and send you spam...
personally I'm not worried
and anyway I don't use TPB that often, though I do donate every now and then...

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun May 13, 2007 8:40 am 
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TPB are in the news at the moment big time!!
http://www.zeropaid.com/news/8741/The+Pirate+Bay+called+a+right-wing+effort+to+'reach+young+people'+through+file-sharing%3F
personally the passwords doesnt bother me.... its been changed! problem solved.


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