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Otter's Journal: The Pirate Bay hacked; passwords stolen 6

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The Pirate Bay announced that the hacker group AUH broke into their servers, making off with 1.6 million usernames and (encrypted) passwords, and offered a .torrent to the data. Users whose views on information wanting to be free don't extend to their own data are encouraged to change their passwords; the Pirate Bay is no longer tracking that .torrent.
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The Pirate Bay hacked; passwords stolen

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  • Was that inflammatory enough? I can never get the balance right.
    • I thought it was very well balanced. You reported and then we decided;-) I think that there is also a certain (largish) irony about such a place being hacked. Any word yet on whether or not the hackers were sent a DMCA takedown notice? ;-)
  • You're ignoring the difference between public information and private information. Information that you're offering for sale is public: you want as many people as possible to have a copy, but you just want those people to pay you first. Private information like this is different: you don't want other people to have it, whether they pay or not. The value is in its secrecy, not in the prospect of selling copies of it.

Today's scientific question is: What in the world is electricity? And where does it go after it leaves the toaster? -- Dave Barry, "What is Electricity?"

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