View Full Version : Swedish Police shut down "The Pirate Bay" - Hackers shut down Swedish Police

06-02-2006, 12:00 PM
In an apparent attempt to get back at Swedish police for bowing to US pressure and closing the popular file sharing site, The Pirate Bay, hackers have closed down the Swedish Police national site (http://www.cnn.com/2006/TECH/internet/06/02/sweden.hacker.ap/index.html)

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AP) -- The Web site of Sweden's national police was shut down after a hacker attack that investigators on Friday said could be a retaliation for a crackdown on a popular file-sharing site called The Pirate Bay.

Meanwhile, the government faced allegations that police had acted under pressure from U.S. authorities when they targeted the file-sharing site in raids earlier this week.

The police Web site was closed late Thursday after a so-called denial of service attack, in which hackers overload a single network by directing massive traffic to the site, police spokesman Lars Lindahl said. He did not rule out that the attack was linked to the police crackdown on The Pirate Bay on Wednesday.

06-02-2006, 01:14 PM
Darn. That was a good site too.

06-02-2006, 01:19 PM
Darn. That was a good site too.

Yea it was, but I used www.torrentspy.com (http://www.torrentspy.com) and www.torrentreactor.net (http://www.torrentreactor.net) a lot more. Pirate Bay was always good to find something that WASN'T on the other 2 though.

That hack is so funny, it reminds me of the Madonna one a few years back. She "leaked" her new CD onto the P2P networks but when people DLed the songs it was just her annoying voice looped saying "What the (f-word) are you doing, stealing is wrong", so some hacker hacked her official website, posted up all of the REAL MP3s fom the CD (this is before it was released remember, lol) on the main page with HUGE writing that said "THIS is what the (f-word) I am doing) :sidelol:

Pennington's Rocket Arm
06-02-2006, 01:38 PM
yeah i saw that yesterday. i like mininova and isohunt a lot, too.

06-02-2006, 01:50 PM
Those Swedes.....they're so funny. :wink: ....ABBA, Bjorn Borg, etc.

06-02-2006, 09:21 PM
Those Swedes.....they're so funny. :wink: ....ABBA, Bjorn Borg, etc. couldn't type a backwords B huh? :wink: