The Pirate Bay has been hard to reach for nearly a day, causing concern among some BitTorrent users. The outage is likely caused by technical issues, so the site is expected to rebounce soon. Meanwhile, some of the site’s proxies and its Tor domain are still working fine.
A Dutch court has ordered more local ISPs to block access to The Pirate Bay. The order will be valid until the Supreme Court hands down its final decision. That will be the climax of a long legal battle that started at the turn of the last decade.
The Pirate Bay has added several new cryptocurrency donation options to its site, including fresh Monero and Litecoin addresses. While the operators believe in the power of cryptocurrency, they don’t appear to be fans of Bitcoin Cash, ‘mocking’ the Bitcoin fork across the entire site.
A series of documents released by the US Department of State have revealed how Sweden was pressed to take action against The Pirate Bay. According to US officials, this directly led to law enforcement’s decision to shut down the torrent site more than ten years ago. Sweden, meanwhile, avoided a spot on the feared US Trade Representative’s 301 Watch List.
For many people The Pirate Bay has been hard to reach over the past few days, causing concern among some BitTorrent users. The outages are likely caused by technical issues, which will be resolved in the near future. Meanwhile, some proxies and the Tor domain are still working fine.
The Pirate Bay’s .SE domain name is back in action. The iconic domain was deactivated last week and no longer forwarded to the torrent site. Today the domain is reregistered and is now awaiting the Supreme Court ruling in the ongoing domain name battle.
The Pirate Bay’s iconic .SE domain name has expired and will be deactivated soon if no action is taken. This means that thepiratebay.se, which played a central part in the site’s history, is no longer redirecting to the most current Pirate Bay domain.
The Pirate Bay is mining cryptocurrency again, causing a spike in CPU usage among many visitors. For now, the notorious torrent site provides no option to disable it. The new mining expedition is not without risk. CDN provider Cloudflare previously suspended the account of a site that used a similar miner, which means that The Pirate Bay could be next.
A few hours ago a cryptocurrency miner appeared on The Pirate Bay website, using the computer resources of visitors to mine Monero coins. The operators of The Pirate Bay are testing it as a new way to generate revenue, but many users aren’t happy.
The Pirate Bay suffered some downtime today, welcoming users with a Cloudflare error message, which is nothing new really. But earlier this week the site was hard to reach for a more unusual reason; the Game of Thrones season finale overloaded the torrent site with visitors.