Software Pirates Hacked, User Names And Passwords Stolen

Hackers have broken into the Pirate Bay’s database and stolen information on the file-sharing Web site’s registered users, according to a message posted on the site. The Pirate Bay urged users not to be alarmed, assuring that user names and passwords obtained by hackers were “very encrypted.”

“It’s not a big deal, but it’s still very sad that it’s out there,” site operators wrote in a blog posted on Friday. “All e-mails are, for instance, encrypted as well. They will most likely not be able to decrypt them either.”

Nevertheless, site operators advised users to change passwords as soon as possible, not only on the Pirate Bay site, but on other sites where they use the same passwords.”

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