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Buccaneering BitTorrent source The Pirate Bay has been hacked and a copy of its user database stolen, the site admitted. The Swedish outfit copped to the data breach in its blog, which ironically was the site of the vulnerability. It said: They have got a copy of the user database. That is, your username and passwords. But, …

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Anonymous Coward

It is so a big deal...

...because inevitably, there will be weak passwords - same as the user name, or single dictionary word (perhaps with a trailing digit) - and John The Ripper will have those cracked sometime in the next couple of days.

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Anonymous Coward

Big deal but ...

There's not much good pr0n there these days anyway.

I've changed my bank / email / paypal / reg passwords now just in case, and I've reinforced my tinfoil hat.

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