Friday November 18, 2011

Police Raid BitTorrent Tracker and Arrest its Hosting Provider

Legit or not, these days it just isn't smart to be affiliated with a BitTorrent tracker...unless you want to be sued or arrested. frown

This week an operation led by a powerful anti-piracy group closed down a 6-year-old BitTorrent tracker. The site had already been targeted following the verdict in the original Pirate Bay trial, but had quickly announced their intentions to go 100% legal. This week, however, people said to be behind the site were arrested. Most surprisingly, one of them was the owner of the company supplying them bandwidth.