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The Pirate Bay has its user database stolen

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 13 May 2007 10:18 User comments (20)

The Pirate Bay has its user database stolen According to the official blog at The Pirate Bay, a hacker or group of hackers found a security hole on the site and used it to steal the full user database of all registered users.
According to the blog entry, the admins of the site claim to know who stole the database but assured users that their passwords were stored "very encrypted" and there should be no worries.

The admins recommend changing passwords as soon as possible and updating their password other sites where the might be using the same password and username.

Here is the complete blog entry:

User data stolen but not unsecured

Hi, we have some sad news, but don't be alarmed...

Some people (and yes, we know who) found a security hole on our web site (in fact, actually in this blog).

They have got a copy of the user database. That is, your username and passwords. But, the passwords are stored encrypted, so it's not a big deal, but it's still very sad that it's out there. All e-mails are for instance encrypted as well, they will most likely not be able to decrypt them either (they are _very_ encrypted).

We 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.

Sorry for the mess, but we are all human and we miss something sometimes.


Update:
Seems all "has been resolved and the stolen data uncompromised."
Read more about it here

Source:
ThePirateBay

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20 user comments

113.5.2007 10:39

I don't have an acount there, more of a private torrent site type guy but the people who did this really should find better things to do ;p

213.5.2007 12:14
Wylee
Inactive

hehehe this sounds funny...i wouldnt realy know how serious this is since i dont know what the article means by "database" but lol it sounds funny that i torrent site got "robbed" if thats the case.

313.5.2007 12:21
fgamer
Inactive

The "database" is just where they store all of their users account information such as login name and passwords etc.

413.5.2007 12:23
Wylee
Inactive

ooo ok i see...well thats nothing then... i thought it ment database as in all the torrents they have. Because if all there torrents are gone then ppl stop using there site. and whoever has possesion of them could then make their own site. But since thats not the case then i gess taht cant happen... smart idea tho heheh

513.5.2007 12:49
AXT
Inactive

How ironic.

613.5.2007 12:54

What do i think the Police have something to do with this...?

713.5.2007 13:01

Police do not have th jurisdiction to do that...nor does the government.

Who the hell would sign up at a public tracker anyway, especially one that recently got raided??

813.5.2007 14:51

Originally posted by svtstang:
Police do not have th jurisdiction to do that...nor does the government.

Who the hell would sign up at a public tracker anyway, especially one that recently got raided??
thos who want to be on a secret goverment list :X

913.5.2007 15:05
Wylee
Inactive

arrghhh dar she blows!!


Land Ho!!!

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1013.5.2007 15:31

people need to get a life

Enough said..

1113.5.2007 15:55

Originally posted by Thoatih12:
people need to get a life

Enough said..
Arrr matey we be parites that is our life....aarrggg!


.....LOL
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LOL

1213.5.2007 16:41
Wylee
Inactive

argh i wanna be a pirate 2. heheh if i cud leave my email here i will but i dont wnan break n e rules..so somehow contact me and ill see if i can help in the worl of pirates...argggg

1313.5.2007 17:08

Just to be clear I am not a pirate but a "woodsman" of the net, and I gots the BO to prove it :X

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1413.5.2007 18:23

Many People's Accounts Accessed.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 13 May 2007 @ 18:25

1513.5.2007 20:28

Originally posted by akaangus:
Many People's Accounts Accessed.
Post of the year right there.

1613.5.2007 22:41

This is one reason i do not give my personal details or join a torrent site.

1714.5.2007 0:34
SamNz
Inactive

Quote:
Originally posted by akaangus:
Many People's Accounts Accessed.
Post of the year right there.
ill second that

1814.5.2007 8:04
Wylee
Inactive

o00 crap im so dum...how do i delete my account frum a certain site??!!

1915.5.2007 16:53

Make the culprits Walk The Plank! To the bottom of Davie Jones' Locker with them.

Argh Matey.

2020.5.2007 5:30

Arrrrr


If it's not in the torrents.to anony list then I don't want it!

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