tech2 News StaffJul 22, 2016 19:15:46 IST
KickAssTorrents, the most popular torrent website, and world's 69th most visited website was down yesterday. This caused a storm on all the social networks with users expressing their thoughts on the takedown. This development was followed by the alleged arrest of KickAssTorrents owner in Poland. Hours after the takedown, a new website dxtorrent.com sprang up. There were reports of isoHunt behind the resurrection of KAT but according to TorrentFreak, that is not the case.
Another website, kickass.la claimed to be the official copy of the now defunct KAT but later admitted that it had nothing to do with the original site. Both the website are cached copies of the original website which now only have the old data. There is no way to add comments without the forum functionality. Both the websites along with several others are just working as mirrors to provide the visitors with the archives of the torrents. The date of the cached data ranges from mirror to mirror with the most recent content.
There is no guarantee that KickAssTorrents will return or not because of all the data being compromised in the supposed takedown. Piratebay proxies all over the world went down yesterday evening as a domino effect after the takedown of KAT but later came back up to functioning capacity by yesterday night.