The Pirate Bay has filed criminal charges against the big media companies over alleged attacks against the site.
The police complaint, which names all the Swedish subsidiaries of music and movie companies, follows a leak over the letters of MediaDefender, a firm allegedly hired to disrupt the site torrent tracker.
These attacks included “infrastructural sabotage, denial of service attacks, hacking, and spamming”.
Internal e-mails from MediaDefender, which is over 700MB large and up on the web, planned to pollute file sharing sites and start fake sharing sites that have spyware. Also the leaked e-mails included collaboration between the New York Attorney General’s office in creating a secret law enforcement.
“Thanks to the email leakage from MediaDefender-Defenders we now have proof of the things we’ve been suspecting for a long time; the big record and movie labels are paying professional hackers, saboteurs and ddosers to destroy our trackers,” The Pirate Bay said in a blog post.
It is unknown if the leaked e-mails are legal under Swedish law, but technology analysts are keeping their eyes over the case.