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Piracy Worms

Demonoid Down For a Week, Serving Malware Laden Ads 144

Posted by Unknown Lamer
from the don't-copy-that-floppy dept.
hypnosec tipped us to reports that Demonoid is still down after a suffering a massive DDoS last week, and that the domain is now redirecting to a malware-ridden spam site. Notable for surviving a CRIA mandated shutdown, this may be lights out for the torrent tracker: "To begin, while Demonoid’s admin told us that he would eventually bring the site back online, he clearly has other things on his mind. A really important family event puts a torrent site nowhere near the top of his priorities. ... Demonoid has been experiencing staffing issues this year. As we mentioned in an earlier article, there were rumors that one or maybe more Demonoid staffers had been questioned by authorities about their involvement in the site."
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Demonoid Down For a Week, Serving Malware Laden Ads

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  • by SuricouRaven (1897204) on Thursday August 02, 2012 @01:36PM (#40858319)
    As I proposed. It can be done - and we know it can be done, because Freenet is exactly that. But Freenet is made for dissidents and activists, and it's anti-tracking measures are accordingly paranoid: Performance is sacrificed in order to make it near-impossible to tell what anyone is either publishing or retrieving. This makes Freenet slow. Really slow.

    What you want can be done - it'd have to involve hashes, or better yet hash trees. All it needs is someone with the skill and will to impliment it.

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