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Demonoid taken down by Ukrainian authorities

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Demonoid Torrent Site Gets Shut Down by Authorities

Demonoid, one of the biggest torrent file sharing sites, has been taken down by Ukrainian authorities in a raid on the site's data center. The shutdown comes after Demonoid has been unreachable for users for more than two weeks because of a distributed denial-of-service attack.

Demonoid is the latest high-profile torrent site to be eradicated by authorities, following the closure of Megaupload and several European countries blocking access to the resilient The Pirate Bay.

Investigators raided the data center in Ukraine that allegedly hosted Demonoid's servers, according to a TorrentFreak report. The site was hosted by ColoCall, the largest data center in the country. Authorities sealed the site's servers and copied the information on them.

However, no arrests were made, as it is unclear who is behind Demonoid. It is believed that the people behind the site could be based in Mexico, where the site has been completely blocked since last year.

Unconfirmed reports from TorrentFreak via Ukrainian paper Kommersant indicate that the story runs much deeper than that. It appears the raid on Demonoid was timed to coincide with the new Ukrainian prime minister's first trip to the U.S., which has copyright infringement on the agenda.

Since Demonoid was apparently not contravening Ukrainian laws (as a tracker site, Demonoid was not actually hosting the pirated files, such as music and movies, but rather just linking to them), the paper suggests the bust was a gift to the U.S. government ahead of the visit.

At this stage, it is unclear whether Demonoid will be back online any time soon.

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2605...ie
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mother ****ers

RIP

though, Demonoid has had its ups and downs over the years, and they don't have the people behind the site, but who knows....

makes me wish I had bought a t-shirt sad


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While I've only used Demonoid a handful of times, yeah for government, using resources wisely and where they are most needed.

Someone attacks Extratorrent though; I'm burning shit down.


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Wow.

I thought Demonoid was in one of those Northern European countries.


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If the US was involved with this I've got to say I'm impressed by the amount of international cooperation internet piracy can produce.

But man when Mexicans who run a site with Montenegro address through servers in the Ukraine in order to avoid US laws I guess its either massive cooperation or total failure.


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Mother ****ers...

I've know Demonoid was down for the past week or so but I heard rumors it was do to hackers. Soon PirateBay will be down and we will be left with almost nothing. sad

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I'm wondering if the demise of the site indirectly came from the very users that used the site. Considering the nature of a DDOS attack, it is launched from several machines at once, which send the same packet at the same time, which overloads the server due to the amount of requests that it tasks the server. Once the server gets thousands of requests, it is pulled down while attempting to resolve all packet requests. Simple and effective with no known way of being stopped.


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I'm wondering if the demise of the site indirectly came from the very users that used the site. Considering the nature of a DDOS attack, it is launched from several machines at once, which send the same packet at the same time, which overloads the server due to the amount of requests that it tasks the server. Once the server gets thousands of requests, it is pulled down while attempting to resolve all packet requests. Simple and effective with no known way of being stopped.


Demonoid was gang raped.


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given the timing of the raids, I don't think it's premature to assume the DDOS attacks came from law enforcement


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given the timing of the raids, I don't think it's premature to assume the DDOS attacks came from law enforcement


They wouldn't have to. A trojan could/would have been sown into thousands of files over the past year, and when users downloaded these files that do not appear to affect the multiple machines that download them, (pretty much going undetected) all that the ring master has to do once they have a high count of infected machines from all over the world, is send a simple script that launches packet upon packet requests from those infected machines, to the server/s targeted. A back door is opened, and the server/s can be flooded by a malicious propagating worm or virus.

A child could do this from what I have read concerning this form of attack, and most of the times they are.


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So, it appears, Colocall, the servers who hosted Demonoid, took them down voluntarily. This was after being visited by members of Ukrainian law enforcement, who sealed off some computers and copied data. This may have been done at a request by Interpol and Mexican police agencies, as the owners of the site are thought to be in Mexico, and there is an ongoing investigation there. The timing of the shut down seems to coincide with the Ukrainian PM visiting Washington, as intellectual property rights have been a sticking issue between the two nations before, and Ukraine is looking to show the Americans they are doing something about it.

Anonymous launched a series of DDOS attacks against various Ukrainian government web sites, however, it appears the last nail in the coffin for Demonoid came earlier this weekend, as the domain names are back up for sale. There is still no information as to whether there will be action taken against individual Demonoid users as a result of the raids.

EDIT: also, a fun little easter egg at h33t:

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Hahaha.

Now you jobless bums are going to have to pay money for all the shitty movies and games you want.


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Hahaha.

Now you jobless bums are going to have to pay money for all the shitty movies and games you want.


Meanwhile, nothing will change on my end...not a single damn thing.



Except for people bitching about this problem.


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Hahaha.

Now you jobless bums are going to have to pay money for all the shitty movies and games you want.


If/when they after the gay-animal-porn host sights and you QQ, I'll laugh in return.


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What?


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Originally posted by Tzeentch._
What?


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though it may just be a coincidence, it appears h33t might also be down...


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

A few days ago Demonoid showed the first signs of life in weeks when the domain’s nameservers were updated. Unfortunately, this doesn’t mean that the site is preparing to make a comeback. The site’s tech admin informs TorrentFreak that the Demonoid crew is “not looking into putting the site back up at the moment.” However, the troubled BitTorrent site is not giving up entirely just yet.

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 team remained silent. All this time the site itself showed absolutely no sign of life. However, a few days ago something changed.

All of a sudden Demonoid.me’s nameservers switched from demonoid.com to demonoid.me. Could it be that the site was preparing to make a comeback?

We decided to ask the tech admin of the site, who hadn’t responded to our inquiries for a few weeks. This time he was quick to reply, explaining that the DNS change was made to fix issues with the mail server.

“The DNS change was so the mail started working again,” Demonoid’s tech admin told TorrentFreak.

When we asked the admin to shed a light on the future of the popular BitTorrent site we were told that there is “nothing interesting to report yet.”

“I hope there will be one day, but it might not be soon,” the tech admin added.

Demonoid will remain down for the time being and there are no plans to bring it back anytime soon. “We are down, and we’re not looking into putting the site back up at the moment,” the admin said.

In other words, Demonoid might return at some point in the future, but it’s more likely that this will take months, rather than days.

In many ways the current situation is reminiscent of the downtime Demonoid suffered half a decade ago. During the summer of 2007 the site shut down its servers after receiving legal threats from the CRIA. After being offline for six months the site eventually reappeared in full glory early 2008.

Time will tell whether Demonoid can make a comeback once again.


http://torrentfreak.com/demonoid-th...ck-soon-120914/


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They're back.


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