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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.

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