Datavalet, a public wi-fi provider that offers its service to several major companies and organizations, is actively blocking TorrentFreak. According to the company, the blockade is triggered by ”criminal skills” and ”hacking,” which sounds rather ominous.
At TorrentFreak, we write about website blocking on a weekly basis, but it’s not often that we are the target ourselves. This week we are, as major computer security vendor Comodo has decided to block direct access to our site, claiming that we might offer illegal access to copyrighted software or media. Interestingly. Comodo’s DNS blocking doesn’t prevent users from accessing The Pirate Bay and other known pirate sites.