Demonoid got taken down?


#1

Demonoid Busted As A Gift To The United States Government
The nightmare week for Demonoid has just reached a huge crescendo, with news coming out of Ukraine that following a massive DDoS attack the site has now been busted by local authorities. Those looking for a U.S. connection to the raid won’t be disappointed – a source in the country’s Interior Ministry says that the action was scheduled to coincide with Deputy Prime Minister Valery Khoroshkovsky’s trip to the United States.

Last week thousands of Demonoid users feared the worst when their beloved site disappeared from the Internet. Many thought that the site had been busted, but were eventually relieved to hear that it was ‘only’ a massive DDoS attack.

But today the roller-coaster ride plummeted to new depths, with confirmation coming out of Ukraine that the DDoS was just the beginning – the site has been busted by the authorities.

ColoCall is the largest datacenter in Ukraine and a place that has been Demonoid’s home in recent years. But in the middle of last week, in the wake of the DDoS attack, government investigators arrived at ColoCall to shut Demonoid down.

“Investigators have copied all the information from the servers Demonoid and sealed them,” an anonymous ColoCall source confirmed. “Some equipment was not seized, but now it does not work, and we were forced to terminate the agreement with the site.”

As reported on TorrentFreak following our discussions with Demonoid’s admin last week, there were suspicions that the site may have been subjected to some kind of exploit or hack in addition to the DDoS. That version of events is now confirmed by the ColoCall source.

“Shortly after [the DDoS] a hacker break-in occurred, and a few days later came the investigators,” the source added.

But aside from the busting of the site, which is the biggest BitTorrent-related raid in recent memory and one that has taken out the world’s largest torrent site/tracker combo, there is a rather large international sting in the tail.

Despite general opinion that Demonoid did not contravene Ukranian law, especially since it blocked all Ukranian IP addresses to avoid upsetting the locals, the site still attracted the attention of the authorities there. That, according to a source in the country’s government, is all down to the United States getting involved.

A source inside the Interior Ministry has informed Kommersant that the raid on Demonoid was timed to coincide with the very first trip of Deputy Prime Minister Valery Khoroshkovsky‘s trip to the United States. On the agenda: copyright infringement.

Ukraine had promised the United States that it would improve its attitude and efforts towards enforcing copyright and no doubt its Western partner will be very pleased indeed that Demonoid’s head has been presented on a platter.

But while Demonoid’s servers are in custody, the site’s admin does not appear to be. The ColoCall source would not say who is behind the site, only that its management is located in Mexico. The devil may yet be back….

TorrentFreak contacted the Demonoid admin for a comment but we have yet to hear back.


#2

There will be a replacement website before this thread reaches 50 posts.


#3

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#4

Demonoid has been down for quite some time now, interested to see where they will move their new servers.


#5

Kinda saw the take down coming.

Not only was it one of the big names. It had basically become THE to go to site for stuff like e-books/audiobooks.

It was prime on the list after the whole megaupload shutdown.


#6

No matter. There’s nothing worth torrenting or buying anyway. Once you have a flat screen tv, a car, place to live. gaming console, computer, cable, dvr, what else is left to sell people or download? Most new movies and games are garbage, old music is on youtube, and spotify is free. Who the fuck really wants a 3d tv? Oh yeah, and as for books, there’s this place where you can get tons of books for free. Maybe the government should shut it down, too. Guess it’s called the library.


#7

Awww, man. Demonoid is where I downloaded the entire P90X video series as well as painting tutorials from conceptart.org. :sad:


#8

demonoid has been down for awhile, and has been redirecting to horrible malware forevers.

WHY ARE YOU NOT JUST USING SAFE SAFE TORRENTS AND MAGNET LINKS, PEOPLE???


#9

Hope they don’t look at my Up/Down ratio and get any funny ideas. :sweat:


#10

http://btracs.com/

Have fun choosing…

LOL @ thinking demonoid is the only place to get Linux Distros…


#11

and where do I find said things?


#12

lol pirate bay for one. other than that a simple flexing of your google fu can turn up what ya need. Downloading a program to download movies/music/etc for u = disaster, period.

fun fact: I have the Napster beta install on my parents oooold pc still.


#13

Let the fun fact spreading begin :tup:


#14

you’d think I was drinking or something

ps - it’s a Canadian holiday today :stuck_out_tongue:

pps - I have zero idea which one, or what it signifies, but that’s not important right now

And stop calling me Shirley.


#15

I got sony vegas and SnagIt from there. Also got some movies too so I hope this comes back soon.


#16

Got to find a good comic tracker. Demonoid was my personal favorite.


#17

hey remember like 2 posts ago when I mentioned how to download things? That crazy old safe way that works for everybody else?

yeah…

anywho, if you download comics, BUY IT WHEN YOU ENJOY IT (yes I feel like a dick NOT buying some of the shitty lame Deadpool comics I’ve downloaded or other ones that were just awful, but you better believe I got da good ones I will be giving to my kids to hold onto when the corporations take over the interwebs)


#18

I want some of that action. I’ll say not before 50, but before 100. In days, before friday ends.

-Starhammer-


#19

I’d have no problem buying comics if there was a place to get them. They shut down every book store within an hour and a half of here. When I do bother going to a place that isn’t the middle of nowhere they have those volumes though. Those are so sick.


#20

Off topic, but anyone use BitGuard? Is it worth $7 a month? All I’ve been using is peerblock, which isn’t much admittedly.