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'The Pirate Bay' Goes Down After Swedish Police Raid Server Room

'The Pirate Bay' Goes Down After Swedish Police Raid Server Room

December 09, 2014Mohit Kumar
The Pirate Bay — an infamous Torrent website predominantly used to share copyrighted material such as films, TV shows and music files, free of charge — went dark from the internet on Tuesday after Swedish Police raided the site's server room in Stockholm and seized several servers and other equipment. The piracy site knocked offline worldwide on Tuesday morning and remained unavailable for several hours, but the site appeared back online in the late hours with a new URL hosted under the top-level domain for Costa Rica. Paul Pintér , national coordinator for IP enforcement for the Swedish police, issued only a brief statement on Tuesday, saying that the operation was " a crackdown on a server room in Greater Stockholm" that was "in connection with violations of copyright law. " The raid was also confirmed by Fredrik Ingblad , a prosecutor who specializes in file-sharing cases on behalf of the Swedish government, although he would not share furthe
Win $13,500 bounty to hack Kim Dotcom's Mega encryption

Win $13,500 bounty to hack Kim Dotcom's Mega encryption

February 01, 2013Mohit Kumar
Kim Dotcom is offering a bounty of €10,000 (approx. US$13,580) to the first person who breaks its newly launched file storage service. Mega's launch last month was meet by criticism from multiple security researchers, Kim Dotcom announced a prize to the hackers last week. Kim tweeted," #Mega's open source encryption remains unbroken! We'll offer 10,000 EURO to anyone who can break it. Expect a blog post today ." Dotcom believes the improvements made to his service's security have made the site close to unbreakable, and Mega staff remain bullish about the site's privacy qualities. Less than two weeks old, Mega passed 1 million registered users after just one day online, and is storing nearly 50 million files. Mega continues to face claims of illegal filesharing on the site. Dotcom claimed this week that only 0.001 percent of files on Mega have been removed for potential copyright infringement. The company blocked a third-party search engine from accessing publi
ISPs will warn you about pirate content with Copyright Alert System

ISPs will warn you about pirate content with Copyright Alert System

October 21, 2012Mohit Kumar
According to the Center for Copyright Information, the controversial " Copyright Alert System " will hit the U.S. within weeks. A blog post by Jill Lesser, executive director of the Center for Copyright Information, revealed the long-awaited Copyright Alert System (CAS) will begin "in the coming weeks" and provided some details about the partnership with ISPs to deter subscribers from infringement over peer-to-peer networks. AT&T, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, and Verizon are all participating, and will roll out their responses over the next two months. The so-called Copyright Alert System varies by ISP, but calls for gradually more severe responses to each infringement, starting with emailed warnings and escalating to throttled data speeds or temporary suspension of service. However, offenders can request a review of their network activity by paying a $35 billing fee. If the offender is found not guilty, the $35 will be refunded. The Cop
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