The content industry as well as the authorities had been doggedly pursuing the popular BitTorrent tracker, Demonoid. The website has been able to stand the pressure from these quarters for a long time. But in a recent raid, Ukrainian authorities finally took down the servers of the website manually.
Most of Demonoid servers were located in a popular datacenter, Colocall, in Ukrain. The authorities raided the datacenter last week and not only shut down the Demonoid servers but also confiscated a lot of equipment. Most significantly, the authorities have copied all the information from these servers.
According to an anonymous Colocall source, “Investigators have copied all the information from the servers [used by] Demonoid and sealed them. Some equipment was not seized, but now it does not work, and we were forced to terminate the agreement with the site.”
Moreover, a crackdown has also been launched against the Demonoid management, which is believed to be based in Mexico. According to reports, a number of arrests have been made and different assets have been seized.
The final nail in Demonod’s coffin has already been pressed. Now, the domains of the website, namely demonoid.me, demonoid.com and demonoid.ph are up on sale. They are available on the domain name marketplace Sedo and will go to the highest bidder. Naturally, the seller will be able to scoop a significant sum on this one because the domains are still experiencing a lot of traffic.
Courtesy: The Inquirer