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European police target warez servers in several countries

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 07 Sep 2010 9:49 User comments (18)

European police target warez servers in several countries Police have carried out anti-piracy operations in up to 14 countries across Europe. The operation, which reportedly has been in the making for the past two years, targeted top sites - or the servers at the top of the Internet piracy pyramid. The actions also appear to have left some popular file sharing websites like the Pirate Bay offline for now.
WikiLeaks host, PRQ, was also targeted by police but Swedish Prosecutor Frederick Ingblad told Swedish news outlet Expressen.se that WikiLeaks was not part of the operation. Early details indicate that raids were carried out in several European countires at the request of the Belgian authorities. Unsurprisingly, Sweden appears to have taken the lions share of the operation, with actions in Stockholm, Malm, Ume (at University), Eskilstuna and Solna.

"At 9:00 this morning, five policemen were here," explained PRQ's Mikael Viberg. "They were interested in who were using two IP addresses from 2009 and onwards. We have no records of our clients but we're handing over the e-mail addresses for those behind the IPs. However, its rare that our clients have mail addresses that are traceable."

Four people are said to be undergoing questioning currently while computers have been seized in locations in Sweden.

UPDATE: The Pirate Bay seems to load from some locations.

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18 user comments

17.9.2010 12:26

tpb is working for me :)

27.9.2010 12:55

Aussie works too, check their legal threat section on their web site, they get emails from everyone hahaha

Go TPB!!!!!!!

37.9.2010 13:01
JoeyMT
Inactive

Sounds like a smoke screen to get at Wikileaks...

47.9.2010 13:27

WTF now its like the Gov can make any website a "Piracy" Site it chooses and that's really fucked up

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58.9.2010 9:39

The cat is out of the cage, and too late to stop it. Long live TPB! Screw the RIAA and their special interest paid off crony's!!

68.9.2010 10:44

yep working fine and dandy here as well

78.9.2010 16:09

TPB up and working in the Caribbean ;)


XXYYQQOO!!! Yeah WELCOME TO JAMROCK

88.9.2010 20:05

Works fine in southern USA! =D


"Its as if McGruff the Crime Dog snuck into our basement, enlisted an army of cellar rats to eat up all of our cheese, and then burned the house down when we finally locked him out instead of just knocking on the front door to tell us the window was open." ~Revision3 CEO Jim Louderback

99.9.2010 9:39

working ok here in the uk 2

109.9.2010 9:40
Pi-Rat-4-ever
Unverified new user

It is just another group of pissed of fuk boys is all this drama is about. lol

119.9.2010 10:50

The Pirate Bay aok in Ireland

129.9.2010 13:16

The police just enforce the laws the wealthy CEO paid the politicians to create for them. It is bad carma to steal.

139.9.2010 14:18

No TPB from London.

149.9.2010 16:34

No TPB from Birmingham UK.

159.9.2010 23:57

Originally posted by Zealousi:
Aussie works too, check their legal threat section on their web site, they get emails from everyone hahaha

Go TPB!!!!!!!
Yes, confirmed.

But I had trouble with TPB recently... thought it was another DOS attack.

Anyone from The USofA?

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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1610.9.2010 2:05

i had trouble with piratebay on wednesday.their server kept going offline.seems to be working now.

TPB is back online is australia comfirmed for the third time.


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1710.9.2010 8:43

Ok in USofA Jemborg


Orion

1810.9.2010 9:34

Originally posted by isOrion:
Ok in USofA Jemborg
Cheers.

Good to hear.

Its a lot easier being righteous than right.


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Zilog Z80 CPU, 32KB RAM (16K+16K cartridge), video processor 6847, 2KB video RAM, 16 colours (text mode), 5.25" FDD

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