A group of hackers leaked the log-in details of 38 government emails (who were mostly from Sweden) in retaliation for the Pirate Bay police raid last week.
The Anonymous hacktivist group also claims to have hacked into government email accounts of Israel, India, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico.
According to Swedish news site The Local, the Swedish Internet company Telia also suffered because of the Pirate Bay raid. On 12 December they suffered a distributed denial-of-service attack, which affected their online services and user connections.
Pirate Bay, the illegal file sharing site, was taken down last week after a Swedish police raid but it was shortly brought back to life by file sharing competitors Isohunt.
“We, the Isohunt.to team, copied the base of the PirateBay in order to save it to the generations of users. Nothing will be forgotten.”
David Jacoby, Kaspersky Lab’s chief researcher, commented on the latest attacks:
“These attacks don’t come from nowhere. The Pirate Bay raid has provoked feelings in these groups”.
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