Hacktivist group Anonymous released thousands of sensitive Cambodian government documents in retaliation after the co-founder of The Pirate Bay was arrested.
Swedish Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was arrested after being deported from Cambodia over alleged copyright violations. Under an international warrant, The Pirate Bay (TPB) co-founder was extradited back to Sweden after being seized in Phnom Penh on Sep. 2, in order to begin a one-year prison sentence.
The case was treated as an immigration violation as Cambodia has no extradition treaty with Sweden.
Anonymous doesn't seem too pleased with the situation, as the collective has claimed to have hacked and uploaded hundreds of sensitive Cambodian government documents as a one-fingered salute to the authority.
Releasing a statement with links to the compressed file repositories, Anonymous's file dump exceeds the 5,000 mark. Under the new "operation" #OPTPB -- operation: The Pirate Bay -- the message reads:
In retaliation for extradition by Cambodian gov of our fella brother Gottfrid, We present this release of dozen government agencies and offices in Cambodia doxxed like hell.
You will find there lotsa stuff including Combodian and Nepal drug trafficking authorities, army, consulates Kyrghyztan and Ukraine classified documents, Belarus, India etc etc all related to Cambodian authorities and business. Also included internet banking certificate depos and clients which belong to the mentioned authorities.
Within the file dump, the resumes of military personnel, government expense records, court case notes and lost passport records are just some of the downloadable items. Indian and Pakistani records are also included.
Svartholm Warg and the other three TPB co-founders were sentenced in 2009 to a year in prison and fined $3.6 million. The appeals court later reduced the sentence for his three colleagues, but as Warg missed an appeal hearing, his longer sentence stands.