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Monday08 August 2022

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After Gottfrid Svartholm was arrested last week in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh there were many rumors that it was due to his connection with The Pirate Bay. Apparently the arrest has nothing to do with his famous piracy history. He is being held at the interior ministry's counter terrorism department because of hacking a Swedish IT company and leaking thousands of tax records. At first very little was known about his arrest and all we got were speculations from lawyers. Now authorities have confirmed that Svartholm was behind this criminal act. In official statement by a Cambodian spokesman we found out that it has to do with cyber-crime “His arrest was made at the request of the Swedish government for a crime related to information technology,”

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We have said this once and we will say it again; 2012 will be remembered as the year of the breach. This year alone we have seen a significant number of services penetrated with relative ease and user account information pulled out at an alarming rate. So far this year we have watched as Linkedin, eHarmony, Last.fm, Formspring, League of Legends and more have been compromised and literally Millions of user account details have been posted to the Internet. It is a very disturbing trend considering the rather big push to the cloud for so many critical services (like hosting our personal records).

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