Pirate Bay Proxies Force Nasty Crapware on Visitors

Due to court imposed blockades hundreds of thousands of Pirate Bay users rely on proxy websites to access their favorite BitTorrent site. However, starting three days ago several of the most popular proxies turned evil, only allowing users to download torrents if they agreed to install crapware. The Pirate Bay…

Kim Dotcom Dismissed As Fraudster By Twitter and Facebook

The U.S. Government has accused Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom of conspiracy to defraud , and now two tech giants appear to be having trouble trusting Dotcom as well. Despite faxing over official government-issued ID, he still can't get Twitter to believe he's the real deal. Furthermore, Facebook won't accept 'Dotcom'…

FileSonic, Oron and Their Users Hit With Piracy Lawsuit

FileSonic and Oron, two prominent file-hosting services, have been dragged to court by adult entertainment company Flava Works. In a complaint filed at a federal court in Illinois, the cyberlockers are joined by 26 John Doe defendants who stand accused of sharing copyrighted material. These files were also allegedly shared…

Ubisoft DRM Lets In Remote Attackers, Google Engineer Reports

Hacker Tavis Ormandy has discovered a serious vulnerability in a well-known PC game DRM system. The Google engineer said that after buying a game from Ubisoft he became aware that its "Uplay" browser plug-in might prove problematic. In the early hours of this morning Ormandy confirmed that the add-on allows…

BitTorrent Trackers Cease Strike After Protocol Improvement

Two weeks ago OpenBitTorrent and PublicBitTorrent, the two largest BitTorrent trackers on the Internet, went on strike. The trackers protested BitTorrent Inc.'s unresponsiveness to a protocol improvement proposed by Pirate Bay co-founder Fredrik Neij. Soon after the news broke the BitTorrent developer team sprung into action to address the issue,…

Leaked: IFPI Tutorial On How To Stop Pre-Release Music Leaks

Following the inadvertent leak of several IFPI and RIAA reports this week and our subsequent articles, today we wind up with perhaps the most ironic of the series. It covers a presentation by the IFPI's head of anti-piracy operations to industry insiders on how to prevent leaks. It explains how…

Pirate Bay Renames Itself to “Olympic Bay”, Steals Tagline

Less than 24-hours after the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics over a hundred thousand people downloaded a copy via BitTorrent. Celebrating the Olympic fever, The Pirate Bay decided to rename itself to The Olympic Bay, linking to freshly uploaded London 2012 torrents. In addition, they decided to stream the…