baptista writes: Today it was reported on torrentfreak that the Pirate Bay team has dropped CB3ROB and the Cyberbunker as their ISP and transit provider http://bit.ly/bzEPqp after I exposed criminal activities at the bunker http://bit.ly/csiZhQ (link includes cyberbunker bunny video and details on the Republic of Cyberbunker royal family).
After receiving criticism from fans that TPB not be associated with crooks or royal kooks a business decision was made and the Cyberbunker plug pulled. The Pirate Bay is currently offline but is expected to rise again out of the Cyberbunker asses.
baptista writes: The MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) won a victory in a German Court against the Pirate Bay. The court issued an order against the dutch owner of CB3ROB to stop service to the Pirate Bay, The article in the register assumed wrongly that CB3ROB is a German ISP. It's not. It's dutch. Sven Olaf Kamphuis, aka Count Olaf of Cyberbunker, is the outspoken owner of CB3ROB. http://bit.ly/92JG2E (The Register)
I used to work at the Cyberbunker with Sven so here's some history on it.
The Cyberbunker hosting facility referred to in the story is a former cold war military installation in the Netherlands. It is now owned by a Herman Johan Xennt (formerly Herman Johan Verwoert-Derksen aka Xennt). Xennt is a convicted felon in the Netherlands. He was arrested years ago on drug traffic charges for manufacturing ecstasy in the bunker and tax evasion. Sven Olaf Kamphuis was also arrested on the same drug charges. Kamphuis is known to the Dutch police for hacking several government computer systems.
Shortly after Xennt purchased the bunker he declared the property independent of the Netherlands, named it the Republic of Cyberbunker and installed himself as a constitutional monarchy. Kamphuis aka Count Olaf is a minister in King Xennt's Government. More information on the Republic of Cyberbunker is available at http://bit.ly/c4Xs6m
Incidentally the Cyberbunker is full of bunnies. This is a video I made of the Cyberbunker and the bunnies in 2005 http://bit.ly/PffbK
That was the one nice thing Xennt had to his character. He cared for stray animals like bunnies. Beyond that he is a reprehensible con artist who has destroyed families and stolen their life savings. I've met a few of these victims.
There is a related story I wrote on how a school in German was scammed by the Cyberbunker crew http://bit.ly/87Yjir
I support the Pirate Bay but I am concerned it's hosted by criminals these days. I know what they can do. I trained the ring leader.