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Monday, 18 October 2010 09:20

Hacker takes down torrent sites

Written by Nick Farell
hackers

Crashing the ISPs
An attack on the hosting provider Reality Check Network took down several major BitTorrent sites. According to Torrent Freak it was the biggest attack on torrent sites yet.

Although BitTorrent sites go down all the time for various reasons, the massive blackout is unusual. The list of names is impressive. Torrents.net, Vertor.com, Yourbittorrent.com, Torrentfunk.com, Torrenthound.com, Torrentreactor.net, Torrentzap.com, Torrentmatrix.com and Fulldls.com were taken out.

According to Reality Check Network the attack took place early Saturday morning. An intruder managed to corrupt the Master Boot Records of several servers. Backups are in place and are expected to be installed soon.

According to Reality Check Network the attack is being blamed on a disgruntled ex-employee who was with the company for three years as a result he had intimate knowledge of its systems. So not an RIAA plot after all.
Last modified on Monday, 18 October 2010 11:13

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-1 #1 yasin 2010-10-18 09:27
*unusual ?
 
 
+5 #2 yourma2000 2010-10-18 09:37
These hackers should be careful, they obviously don't know about the last anti piracy group that attacked a torrent site a couple of weeks back, they ended up being ddos'ed themselves by a wave of anons
 
 
-4 #3 boobster 2010-10-18 09:44
Quoting yourma2000:
These hackers should be careful, they obviously don't know about the last anti piracy group that attacked a torrent site a couple of weeks back, they ended up being ddos'ed themselves by a wave of anons



Maybe they/he do(es) know about it. Did you even read the story?
 
 
0 #4 Fud_u 2010-10-18 10:21
Why sue someone and get nothing when you can crash their website and services? But a good website always back-up their data somewhere.
 
 
+9 #5 deadspeedv 2010-10-18 12:28
All crap torrent sites anyway
 
 
+4 #6 yourma2000 2010-10-18 13:22
Quoting boobster:
Maybe they/he do(es) know about it. Did you even read the story?



What are you getting at?
 
 
+4 #7 Bl0bb3r 2010-10-18 13:44
A lot more than torrent sites were affected... I don't seem to be able to load tehparadox, which is a shame.
 
 
+10 #8 kartikkg 2010-10-18 13:44
why dont hackers take down useless sites ,which show that they got everything to download ,and show stuff like download ready 150 Kb/s etc etc but ask money ,i hope u got which sites i am talking about
 

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