Attackers Can ‘Steal’ Bandwidth From BitTorrent Seeders, Research Finds

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New research reveals that BitTorrent swarms can be slowed down significantly by malicious peers. Depending on the number of seeders and the clients they use, download times can be decreased by 1000%. The attacks are possible through an exploit of the BitTorrent protocol for which the researchers present a fix.

Major Torrent Sites and Google Purge The Expendables 3

Several major torrent indexes have taken the unprecedented step of nuking all links to The Expendables 3, with sites including KickassTorrents now returning nil results for the leaked movie. Furthermore, straightforward searches for torrents using Google are proving initially unfruitful on a scale rarely seen before.

U.S. Court Grants Order to Wipe Pirate Sites from the Internet

A U.S. federal court in Oregon has granted a broad injunction against several streaming sites that offer pirated content. Among other things, the copyright holder may order hosting companies to shut down the sites' servers, ask registrars to take away domain names, and have all search results removed from Google…

ISPs Face Lawsuits After Failing to Block The Pirate Bay

Following requests from a movie-focused anti-piracy outfit and the IFPI, Austria's largest ISPs were expected to block The Pirate Bay and other 'pirate' sites last week. But after deadlines passed without action, the entertainment groups are now preparing lawsuits to force the ISPs to cooperate.

Third Unreleased Doctor Who Episode Leaks Online

Following leaks of both episode one and episode two of the brand new series of Doctor Who, another leak has appeared online. Running in sequence, episode three of season eight is now being made available on The Pirate Bay. Like those that came before it, the episode is an unfinished…

WWE Asked Google to Hit Live Piracy…From the Future

An anti-piracy company working on behalf of World Wrestling Entertainment has sent a rather unusual DMCA notice to Google. The takedown requested the removal of dozens of URLs related to a live event scheduled for two days after the notice. Which means, of course, it hadn't even aired yet.