Hackers Pick On Cambodian Government Website
Following the arrest of Gottfrid Svartholm on Cambodian territory, a group of hackers attacked the country’s government websites and internet systems.
The group in discussion is called Null Crew – a hacktivist organization that made public on Wednesday a list of passwords and official documents, while also warning that they will do further damage on Cambodian government websites.
Statements posted on PasteBin explain that the group launched “Operation The Pirate Bay” as a retaliation to the events that led to the arrest of Gottfrid.
“Recently the co-founder of Piratebay was arrested in Cambodia . . . As long as the government attempts to censor, then there will be more of this . . . It is angering, whenever they won’t allow us the slightest bit of freedom on the internet, taking all we care for. So that is why #OpTPB has come to be, they should have expected it when they did this. Cambodia, we will not stop until you come to your sences [sic],” the group said.
It’s not the first time when Pirate Bay’s crew got in trouble. In 2009, the four owners running the website explained to a court room that they can’t be accused of copyright infringement. However, they were forced to pay millions of dollars in damages to companies like Sony, WB, EMI, and Columbia Pictures.
As for the hacktivist group, they’ve also attacked an “airliner system”, or at least that’s what they claim:
“Cambodia is now a target . . . Today, for operation The Pirate Bay (#OpTPB) we have hacked a Cambodian airport and airliner system. We have payment transactions of parts bought for planes, and we have some users . . . The only reason the government hates torrenting, is because they can’t tax it. It’s the same thing with marijuana,” the group concluded.
via: Financial Times