Penguin Bar's account SQL database hacked

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  1. Potticus
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    A 23-year-old hacker was able to find a vulnerability in the database of file-sharing giant Swedish Port, accessing millions of private e-mail addresses and passwords.

    Krebsonsecurity.com reports that an Argentinian man named Ch Russo, along with two others, were able to break into Swedish Port's SQL database, allowing them to see every single user, their complete history of file uploads, and personal contact information.

    Russo did not change anyone's information, though he could have because he had complete and total unfettered access.

    The information is exactly what organizations like the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) are trying to get their hands on. Both of those trade groups have sued Pirate Bay but to no avail.

    "Probably these groups would be very interested in this information, but we are not [trying] to sell it. Instead we wanted to tell people that their information may not be so well protected," said Russo.

    The original story's author, Brian Krebs, confirmed that Russo was able to correctly find his user name and password. Russo iterated that he also had access to all Swedish Port administrative accounts.

    At no point did Swedish Port comment on the data hack, but Krebs says that the vulnerability has since been fixed.


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  2. worlok375

    worlok375 GBAtemp's prince

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    They're lucky they told the admins about the vulnerability.
     
  3. Potticus
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    Thank god I don't use TPB [​IMG]
     
  4. .Chris

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    i know right
     
  5. Guild McCommunist

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    Heh, to believe if this was done by one of those companies or if the guys just handed it out to the companies.

    It's always nice to see hackers doing good for all of us.

    Although really, TPB is kinda shitty. I mean I don't use torrents but even I know there are much better places.
     
  6. Potticus
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    Who's to say they didn't give it to companies [​IMG]
    I mean they said they didn't but it is always a possibility.
     
  7. Fluto

    Fluto A potato in disguise

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    also when you search something and click the seed button to show the most seeded it always says overloaded
     
  8. Potticus
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    true dat
     
  9. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    holy shit now the MPAA are hiring hackers! [​IMG]
     
  10. Logan 5

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    No they are too inept to put two and two together and hire hackers to take down TPB themselves, I mean who is going to prosecute them?
     
  11. geoflcl

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    Amazing! An ordinary guy did it before the disgruntled corporations even got close! The talent of the general public of the internet never ceases to amaze me.
     
  12. monkat

    monkat I'd like to see you TRY to ban me. (Should I try?.

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    You mean a select few. The general internet user is more like this, "ROMS? LINK PLOX!!! HOW YOU HACK PB?! HOWW I OPEN TORRENT?!"
     
  13. fartos32

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    ROFL LOL. Don't forget the shitloads of people asking a question without reading stickies. ZOMGZ HOW TO I HACK MY WII?????? Really could not get much easier http://gbatemp.net/t171901-modify-any-wii-4-2-below .
     
  14. person66

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    People really need to learn what google is, and how to use it
     
  15. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    haha nice topic change [​IMG]
     
  16. zeromac

    zeromac Finally reached 1000 posts EXACTLY

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    Is that filtered now?

    EDIT: Guess not
     
  17. Fluto

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    what happend to the topics name? [​IMG]
     
  18. Zerousen

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    OMG I shall never use TPB again [​IMG]
     
  19. Bladexdsl

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    it had piracy in it but it's pretty pointless changing it since peeps can just check the source [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  20. Maz7006

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    there may be a lot of hate on TPB but you guys dnt realize that even if you get your torrents from some other places they are usually hosted on the TPB trackers.