Authorities Pull Demonoid Servers at ColoCALL Data Center

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Ukrainian authorities have pulled the plug on servers used to operate popular BitTorrent-based site Demonoid, according a report from ZDNet. The servers had been operated at the country’s largest data center, owned by colocation provider ColoCALL.

The actual incident occurred during the course of last week and affects sites run by the bittorent operator including demonoid.ph and demonoid.me.

Coincidently, the takedown happens shortly after the file sharing site reportedly suffered a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack in July.

The case is reminiscent of federal authorities shutting down file sharing site Megaupload earlier this year. The U.S. Justice Department worked to apprehend Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom in New Zealand, charging him with violations pertaining to piracy.

Demonoid is reportedly operated out of Mexico and those who run it could be actively looking for a new country to host the platform’s servers.

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