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Pirates claim treasure chest of passwords

Operation The Pirate Bay, trending on social media web­site Twitter under hashtag #OpTPB, claims to have leaked the user­names and pass­words of Cam­bodian government officials from the Ministry of Public Works, the Institute of Stan­dards, the general taxation department and the Cambodian army.

Propelled by a group calling itself “NullCrew”, the leaked caches of usernames and passwords began being circulated via Twitter on Sep­tember 2.

“It is angering, when­ever they won’t allow us the slightest bit of freedom of the internet, taking all we care for,” the group writes above its leaked data posted online.

“So that is why #OpTPB has come to be, they should have expected it when they did this. Cambodia, we will not stop until you come to your sences [sic].”

The so-called revenge attack is in direct response to Cambodia’s arrest of Pirate Bay founder Gottrid Svartholm Warg last week.

The username and password data did not appear to be valid.

To contact the reporter on this story: Bridget Di Certo at



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