Kickass Torrent, one of the most famous and widely known torrent websites since The Pirate Bay, has suffered several setbacks this month. After the arrest of Kickass Torrents owner Artem Vaulin, and the main server went offline, fans of the website noticed some of the proxy sites still online. The bank accounts related to the website have also been seized by authorities.
How did the owner of kickass got arrested?
Federal agents entered into the world of the Torrent as a advertiser. From there they uncovered Kickass Torrent Website’s financial details. In the process, Apple assisted the investigation, discovering the personal details and IP address below:
IP address 18.104.22.168
Email used in itunes transaction firstname.lastname@example.org
Less than 24 hours after the Kickass Torrent Website went live via another torrent website ISOHUNT – the identical website (URL: kickasstorrents.website). While some things are still missing, a message on the pop-up window greets its audience:
“Kat.cr is a website we all know and love, and the world will never be the same without it. That’s why before it will come back we’ve made the mirror of Kat.cr with all the torrents we could find. It’s not perfect but if you want to save and archive something, now it’s the time! We don’t know how long it can last, but at least it’s something. We will continue to fight for our freedom and you’re welcome to join us! Sign this petition on Change.org and let everybody know that there are many of us who refuse to be silent.
Our freedom is to share the human right which Artem Vaulin has been providing to millions of users from all over the world. By arresting him our rights are violated.”