The MPAA, RIAA and several anti-piracy organizations are constantly trying to trap people into downloading fake torrents. These torrents are hosted on trackers that are setup to collect IP addresses of all the 'pirates' who try to download these files.
As more and more people hear about BitTorrent, each day the major sites get bigger, with more and more visitors, members, seeds and peers. Mainstream awareness of P2P is driving this new surge but with copyright and law enforcement agencies clamping down hard, some are considering tactics for survival.
It seems that hardly a month goes by without another malicious BitTorrent client appearing for download, hoping to dupe inexperienced and unsuspecting file-sharers into installing malware. As new kid on the block 'Get-Torrent' hits the web, we scratch below the surface to find the same old malware and the same…
Recently the Swedish ISP, Perspektiv, under orders from the IFPI, blocked all its customers from accessing the popular 'grey market' online music store, AllOfMp3. The Pirate Bay has now countered this move and decided to block all of the ISP's customers from accessing its site.