Pirate Party Shut Down Due To Server AbuseAdded: Wednesday, April 6th, 2011
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Recently both the Swedish Pirate Party and The Pirate Bay went offline, which caused concern among their numerous users. Although they had both returned the next day, it appeared that the downtime was caused by the illegal use of the Pirate Party servers “for commercial purposes”. Since the Swedish Pirate Party is a non-profit organization, something like this is expressly forbidden.
Netnod stats indicated that the downtime in question coincided or maybe was even responsible for a drop in overall country’s Internet traffic. The figures were the following: the usual daily traffic was at 225Gb p/sec at its peak, but at the day of the Party downtime it was only 190Gb p/sec. The event caused widespread concern, especially among people who feared that most resilient BitTorrent tracker throughout the globe might have finally succumbed to the pressure of the entertainment industry. The worries gained momentum when it became clear that the Pirate Party’s sites also went offline, resulting in the stalling of online pirate activities in several ways.
Anna Troberg, Party leader, was quick to comment on the situation, explaining that all Internet services of the Pirate Party were down at the moment over a sudden situation. The party’s IT manager and the party leader agreed to immediately move their servers to a new location.
The matter was that the Pirate Party had been hosted with Bahnhof, a Swedish privacy conscious Internet service provider, which was the one who alerted the Pirate Party to a trouble with their server utilization: a tiny part of the Party’s IT resources had appeared to be used for commercial purposes. Of course, the Party leadership became extremely concerned about the incident, as it was threatening both the Party and the young pirate activities.
The unofficially confirmed problem was an allocation of the Pirate Party network resources. The matter is that as a non-profit outfit, the Party received preferential hosting rates from the ISP. Meanwhile, the Pirate Party-linked “Pirate Internet service provider,” launched in 2010, had been allocated resources of the exclusive use of the Pirate Party, which is contrary to what the Party actually stands for. The Party promised to launch a thorough investigation to discover the cause of the problem.
Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article
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