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Exorcizing the Demon(oid): Ukrainians raid massive BitTorrent tracker

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Ukrainian authorities appear to have raided the hosting company behind Demonoid, according to reports from TorrentFreak. Demonoid is one of the world’s largest BitTorrent tracker sites, and it had previously been chased out of Canada five years ago. More recently, Demonoid had been under a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, first...
Exorcizing the Demon(oid): Ukrainians raid massive BitTorrent tracker

IMAGiNE BitTorrent Piracy Group "Sysop" Jailed 40 months

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September last year IMAGiNE stopped distributing new films via their private BitTorrent tracker UnleashTheNet. As IMAGiNE was one of the Internet’s leading BitTorrent release groups, their absence quickly led to rumors that the group had been busted by the feds. A few months later confirmation arrived when the group was...
IMAGiNE BitTorrent Piracy Group "Sysop" Jailed 40 months

Demonoid Faces Prolonged Downtime After DDoS Attack

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Demonoid is one of the biggest torrent sites around, and has been for more than half a decade. Over the years the site has had its fair share of downtime, sometimes disappearing for months on end. Yesterday, a million plus Demonoid users noticed that they could no longer access the...
Demonoid Faces Prolonged Downtime After DDoS Attack

TPB AFK: Watch and Download The Pirate Bay Documentary NOW

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The Pirate Bay is one of the best known file-sharing brands and the site has a well-earned place in Internet history. The BitTorrent site and its founders have been targeted by several court cases over the years, and Swedish filmmaker and producer Simon Klose has documented part of this struggle....
TPB AFK: Watch and Download The Pirate Bay Documentary NOW

Police Raid 9-Year-Old Pirate Bay Girl, Confiscate Winnie The Pooh Laptop

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Very soon in the United States, letters will be sent out to Internet account holders informing them that they should stop sharing copyrighted material on BitTorrent. The message in the US from mainstream rightsholders is designed to be educational, but more aggressive companies carry out the same process but with...
Police Raid 9-Year-Old Pirate Bay Girl, Confiscate Winnie The Pooh Laptop

Report: Music insider site source of leaked songs

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Teenager reportedly gets unauthorized access to pre-release songs on Play MPE, a service record labels use to share recordings with industry insiders, and posts them to a BitTorrent tracker....
Report: Music insider site source of leaked songs

Pirate Bay Celebrates "Independence Day" 7-Year Raid Anniversary

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The Pirate Bay has undergone some drastic changes over the years, moving from a fully-fledged BitTorrent tracker to a trimmed down torrent index. First the tracker was removed, then the torrents followed and a few months ago the infamous torrent site canceled nearly all central servers as it moved to...
Pirate Bay Celebrates "Independence Day" 7-Year Raid Anniversary

Large BitTorrent site shut down

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Ukrainian authorities have taken down Demonoid.com, one of the world's largest BitTorrent tracker sites....
Large BitTorrent site shut down

Demonoid 'Operator' Released From Jail, Case Stalled

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August last year the popular BitTorrent tracker Demonoid had its servers taken down by Ukrainian hosting company Colocall. Local authorities explained that Interpol requested them to take action as part of a criminal investigation into the site’s alleged owners in Mexico. Months earlier Mexican authorities conducted raids in Monterrey, the...
Demonoid 'Operator' Released From Jail, Case Stalled

How To Quickly Investigate A Fake BitTorrent Tracker

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How To Quickly Investigate A Fake BitTorrent Tracker

The Pirate Bay, A Year After The Verdict

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Millions of BitTorrent users all around the world followed the Pirate Bay trial with great interest last year. Many had hoped that the court would decide that operating a BitTorrent tracker was no offense and that the defendants would walk free. The ten day trial started off with a small...
The Pirate Bay, A Year After The Verdict

BitTorrent Admin Jailed For Tax Evasion On Site Donations

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According to the charge sheet from December 2011, the defendant in the case had been responsible from the operations and administration of a BitTorrent site between early 2007 and 2009. The site, the now-defunct private BitTorrent tracker PowerBits.org, is described as a site which allowed users to upload torrent links...
BitTorrent Admin Jailed For Tax Evasion On Site Donations

The Pirate Bay is relocating to North Korea?

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It appears the bittorrent tracker is up to some of its old hijinks -- saying that it moved from its home in Europe to cozy up with supreme leader Kim Jong-un. [Read more]...
The Pirate Bay is relocating to North Korea?

DDoS Takes Down The Pirate Bay

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Over the past few days a person that goes by the nick “Zeiko” has caused quite a bit of trouble in the BitTorrent world. After being denied an invite to the private BitTorrent tracker What.cd, he or she went on a rampage, hitting half a dozen BitTorrent sites with DDoS...
DDoS Takes Down The Pirate Bay

Are Demonoid Users at Risk?

torrentfreak.com
Earlier this week the news broke that after the popular BitTorrent tracker Demonoid suffered a DDoS and hacker attack, it had also been raided by the Ukrainian authorities. Roughly a week ago government investigators arrived at Demonoid’s hosting provider ColoCall to pull the site offline. According to Sergei Burlakov of...
Are Demonoid Users at Risk?
Demonoid torrent tracker shut down by Ukrainian police

'New' Demonoid D2.vu Quickly Shutdown For Hosting Malware

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In July 2012 the popular semi-private BitTorrent tracker Demonoid suffered a huge DDoS and hacker attack. It soon became clear that the authorities were interested in the site as part of an investigation into the site’s alleged Mexico-based owners. Demonoid’s servers in Ukraine were seized shortly after. With a site...
'New' Demonoid D2.vu Quickly Shutdown For Hosting Malware

Pirate Bay Blessing Propels New BitTorrent Tracker to Great Heights

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The Internet is littered with torrent indexes and search engines, all offering a wide range of content to their visitors. However, for this content to travel from A to B the BitTorrent ecosystem needs reliable trackers. Unfortunately, good public trackers are harder to find. For several years PublicBitTorrent and OpenBitTorrent...
Pirate Bay Blessing Propels New BitTorrent Tracker to Great Heights

Pirate Bay Buyer Offered Millions to Mininova

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When GGF announced that it would take over The Pirate Bay, the company bombarded the press with optimistic plans which indicated the site would become the largest online media store. The attention later shifted to the troublesome financial position of its CEO, but all along the company had confidence in...
Pirate Bay Buyer Offered Millions to Mininova

Demonoid Raid Credited To IFPI, Multiple Arrests In Mexico Reported

torrentfreak.com
Earlier this week it became evident that after the popular BitTorrent tracker Demonoid had suffered a DDoS and hacker attack, it ultimately had bigger things to worry about. Sergei Burlakov of Ukraine’s Ministry of Internal Affairs said that following a request from Interpol, Ukrainian government investigators had arrived at Demonoid’s...
Demonoid Raid Credited To IFPI, Multiple Arrests In Mexico Reported

IMAGiNE BitTorrent Piracy Group Members Jailed

torrentfreak.com
September last year IMAGiNE stopped distributing new films via their private BitTorrent tracker UnleashTheNet. As IMAGiNE was one of the Internet’s leading BitTorrent release groups the hiatus sparked speculation that the authorities were onto them. Indeed, TorrentFreak was tipped off by the leader of a rival group that this indeed...
IMAGiNE BitTorrent Piracy Group Members Jailed

Demonoid: Will The Comeback Kid Return?

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When Demonoid went down at the end of July the site’s admin blamed a DDoS attack. This initial attack resulted in a series of problems that were not easy to fix. However, at the time the tech admin of the site was determined to get the site back online. “You...
Demonoid: Will The Comeback Kid Return?

IMAGiNE BitTorrent Group Sysop Speaks Out as He Heads to Prison

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In 2011 the notorious IMAGiNE movie piracy group was dismantled by the feds. The group was known for releasing large numbers of movies onto the Internet, many of them still playing in theaters. This attracted the attention of the MPAA who launched an investigation which eventually led to the arrests...
IMAGiNE BitTorrent Group Sysop Speaks Out as He Heads to Prison

Notorious BitTorrent tracker Demonoid back online, website still down

arstechnica.com
As of Monday, well-known BitTorrent tracker Demonoid is back online. Three months ago, the tenacious tracker was chased out of its Ukrainian host, likely under pressure from American authorities. It may also have been driven offline due to a denial of service attack. According to the IP address linked to...
Notorious BitTorrent tracker Demonoid back online, website still down

Demonoid Shows Sign of Life on New .HK Domain

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After the popular BitTorrent tracker Demonoid suffered a DDoS and hacker attack July last year, the site’s servers in Ukraine were pulled offline. Local authorities explained that Interpol asked them to take action as part of an investigation into the site’s alleged owners in Mexico. In the months that followed...
Demonoid Shows Sign of Life on New .HK Domain

IMAGiNE BitTorrent Piracy Group Indicted, Face Years In Prison

torrentfreak.com
During September 2011, TorrentFreak was tipped off that IMAGiNE, one of the Internet’s leading BitTorrent release groups, had been busted by the authorities following an Immigration and Customs Enforcement investigation. The year before IMAGiNE had launched their own private BitTorrent tracker that failed massively in its quest to stay under...
IMAGiNE BitTorrent Piracy Group Indicted, Face Years In Prison

RIAA Targets Foreign Music Download Portals

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The RIAA’s budget may have been slashed in half in two years, but they have certainly not halted their anti-piracy efforts. This month alone the RIAA asked Google to remove 836,409 webpages from its search index. And that’s not all. The music industry group is also targeting the owners of...
RIAA Targets Foreign Music Download Portals

Indian Supreme Court orders Pirate Bay, Pastebin blocks, gets DDoSed

arstechnica.com
An injunction issued by an Indian court in a copyright infringement case has forced Indian Internet service providers to block access to the video-sharing sites Vimeo and DailyMotion, Bittorrent-tracker The Pirate Bay, text-sharing site Pastebin and a number of other websites. In response, members of Anonymous mounted a denial of...
Indian Supreme Court orders Pirate Bay, Pastebin blocks, gets DDoSed

bitGAMER BitTorrent Tracker Quits the Game, Shuts Down

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Founded in 2006, bitGAMER has become one of the larger private BitTorrent trackers dedicated to sharing games of all sorts. What started out as a sister site of the Underground Gamer tracker turned into a serious player on its own, amassing 65,000 members over the years. However, at the start...
bitGAMER BitTorrent Tracker Quits the Game, Shuts Down

Demonoid: There's Still Hope, But We're Not Coming Back Soon

torrentfreak.com
After the popular BitTorrent tracker Demonoid suffered a DDoS and hacker attack last month, the site’s servers in Ukraine were pulled offline. Local authorities explained that Interpol asked them to take action as part of an investigation into the site’s alleged owners in Mexico. In the weeks that followed the...
Demonoid: There's Still Hope, But We're Not Coming Back Soon
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