The popular Danish torrent tracker Hounddawgs has shut down following a breach of its server. The operators confirmed that outsiders exploited a vulnerability, but initially denied that the entire database had been compromised. However, the alleged hacker countered this and posted more than 20 gigabytes of data online.
In an effort to tackle online copyright infringement, the Danish Government has set up a new task force of investigators who will exclusively deal with IP crimes. The new police unit, which is operating on a trial basis, will help copyright holders deter piracy and may also request site blockades in the future.
Following a recent victory in Norway, Internet provider Telenor now hopes to put the brakes on copyright trolling efforts in Denmark as well. The company is backed by other ISPs and the local Telco Industry Organization, which notes that users must be protected from these ”mafia-like” practices.