Hacktivism, Friday edition: Dutch sites

An anonymous individual who tweets as @Ingratefully on Twitter has acquired and dumped data from two Dutch sites on Pastebin.

Presumably this is in response to ISPs being ordered to block access to Pirate Bay.  Pirate Bay has been the target of legal action in a number of countries for the past few years, with the recording and movie industry claiming that the file-sharing site fosters violation intellectual property and copyright.

As of the time of this posting, the anti-piracy.nl (BREIN) web site is down in what hacktivists call #OperationPayback. The site has been “TANGO DOWN” since Wednesday.

How it makes any sense to attack small businesses over the actions of BREIN or the courts escapes me, though. In any event, @Ingratefully dumped:

* 85.000 (e-mail) addresses, phonenumbers and dates of birth from Beauty.nl
* 230.000 (e-mail) addresses and phonenumbers from Recreatief.nl
* 27.000 users from Recreatief.nl (MD5 hashed passwords)
* some other juicy information

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2 comments to “Hacktivism, Friday edition: Dutch sites”

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  1. arex1337 - February 6, 2012

    The passwords are hashed using SHA-1, not MD5.

    • admin - February 6, 2012

      Thanks for the correction.

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