Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Demonoid becomes next causality in war on online piracy

Following an extended DDoS attack, Demonoid's servers have been seized by the Ukranian government, a move, some say, to appease the US.

After an enormous distributed denial of service attack (DDoS), the web's oldest torrent tracker, Demonoid, has been shut down. 
Last week, torrent enthusiasts feared the worst when Demonoid was brought down in a DDoS. They worried that the site had been busted and brought down by governments where the servers were hosted. It turned out they were right. Now, the site has been permanently shut down by the Ukrainian government, according to Kommersant, a Ukrainian news outlet, and file-sharing advocates TorrentFreak
ColoCall, Ukraine’s largest datacenter, housed most of Demonoid’s servers. Last week, government investigators descended upon ColoCall’s server bank to it all down.