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Sweden: raid and demolition of dozens of file sharing sites

Sweden: raid and demolition of dozens of file sharing sites

It happened in yesterday. Swedish police conducted a raid inside the hosting company PRQ , created by the co-founders of Gottfrid Svartholm and Fredrik Neij. The reason, possibly finding servers connected to copyright infringement.

A raid has been confirmed after a few hours in the company. A stock whose first impact has been the lack of access to many streaming sites or file sharing.

All sites hosted on the network since then 80.88/19 are not available, such as torrenthound.com torrent sites, linkomanija.net and tankafetast.nu or sport streaming sites like atdhenet.tv, hahasport.com, sportlemon . tv and stopstream.tv.

Others, like the case of private sites using PQR services are also affected. These include GFTTracker and Bithumen, two of the most famous.

Even WikiLeaks used the hosting company but has warned this morning that have moved to other servers . Although agreeing in time, since The Pirate Bay has wanted to clarify that he had nothing to do with the attack on the hosting company with the TPB inactivity due to a power outage. Meanwhile, the current owner of PRQ, Mikael Viborg, tried to explain to the country’s media what happened:

I think the police are looking for particular hardware behind certain IP addresses. They are looking at four servers. For the first time since 2010 that do this, but we are not sure, we believe that the investigation is related to violations relating to intellectual property.

And it’s not the first time that PRQ has been raided. In 2006 the Swedish police confiscated 180 servers in his battle against The Pirate Bay, servers finally belonged to customers who were not connected with BitTorrent sites. Now we must wait to see the true scope of the new operation.

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