Several Web sites in Sweden, including the nation's central bank and two government affiliates, were hit with attacks this week, supposedly in retaliation for a police raid on an Internet company tied to The Pirate Bay, the world's largest file sharing site.
That site also was offline until Wednesday, but its officials say it was due to broken Power Distribution Unit.
The group Anonymous warned in a YouTube video that there would be repercussions after a two-day raid earlier this week on Web host PeriQ Networks AB in Solna, just outside Stockholm.
"We see this as a crime against freedom of information," a narrator said. "Swedish goverment will know our capabilities and what we want."
Sweden's Courts Administration site was hit by a DDoS attack, while a "foul message" was left at the National Board of Health and Welfare's web site. As of Wednesday evening, it was business as usual at both sites.
Pirate Bay's four Swedish founders have all been convicted of illegal file sharing, but the Web site continues to operate and is now registered in the Seychelles. Two of The Pirate Bay's founders started PRQ.
Continued : https://threatpost.com/en_us/blogs/swedish-sites-attacked-retaliation-police-raid-web-host-100312
PRQ Raid Targets Revealed, Pirate Party Gets Boost, Plot Thickens....
Swedish police confiscate three servers during raid on former Pirate Bay host