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Swedish web host of WikiLeaks, PQR gets raided by police

WikiLeaks' current web host and ex-host of The Pirate Bay, PQR, gets raided by police

| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Oct 3, 2012 1:36 am

Well, things just got interesting for The Pirate Bay and WikiLeaks, with their Swedish web host PeRiQuito AB being raided by police. Forbes reported that Stockholm police raided the company yesterday, which caused technical issues for PQR, shutting down its website and a bunch of torrent sites such as The Pirate Bay.

 

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The police also seized a bunch of servers, but it's not clear which exact servers were taken. PQR have around 2,000 or so customers, with big names such as WikiLeaks, and the North American May-Boy Love Association, which I only found out existed right now, what the? Pedophile.se, the Chechen rebel size Kavkaz Central, and more.

 

PQR was, funnily enough, founded by Pirate Bay members back in 2004, and has been raised twice before: six years ago in 2006 to gain evidence against The Pirate Bay, and in 2010 during a more general file sharing investigation.

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