The pipeline was outfitted with sensors and cameras to monitor every step of its 1,099 miles from the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean. The blast that blew it out of commission didn’t trigger a single distress signal.
As noted, a police raid in Sweden took down The Pirate Bay yesterday and that's getting lots of attention. In addition, Peter Sunde, the former spokesperson for the site, is getting plenty of attention for a blog post he wrote in which he notes that he's happy it's down and he hopes it stays down forever.
Lots of news sites are picking up on this, but everyone's focusing on Sunde talking about being happy the site is down and complaining about The Pirate Bay. But that's not new. Sunde's been saying that for years. We quoted him saying the same thing more than four years ago.
A European edition of the Internet Security Alliance is expected to launch next spring.
The US organisation has been in operation since 2000, attracting big-name businesses ranging from Verizon to Lockheed Martin and Northrup Grumman and has proven to be a useful resource for cyber security assistance.
Swedish authorities have raided and shut down one of the world's oldest and certainly its most infamous torrent site, The Pirate Bay, seizing several servers and computers, according to the file-sharing news blog Torrent Freak as well as multiple reports from within the country.
North Korea released a statement Sunday that clearly relished a cyberattack on Sony Pictures, which is producing an upcoming film that depicts an assassination plot against Pyongyang's supreme leader.