The owner of Kickass Torrents (KAT) was arrested on last Wednesday concerning the new domains of the popular piracy website, KAT.
Kat.am is another popular site, which claims to be associated with the mirror of The Pirate Bay that have been appeared after that site went offline. With other clones, it seems to have partially restored the community functions and also sorting. It also mirrors the aesthetics of the original site, and claims to have no advertisements, but it shows a lot of popups.
According to report of Torrent Freak, who is an administrator for the site Kickass.la, it was found that initially an official backup was provided. Only after that they back off their statement later. Kickass.la was only a partial copy and was not affiliated with KAT.
During the same day, when the Kickass Torrents (KAT) was completely shut down by the U.S. Government, following the arrest of the site’s alleged owner. While the official site is still offline mirrors and copies are being launched at left and right with some misleading claims to be an official resurrection of KAT.
Kickass Torrents has been the most used torrent site with an active community groups and millions of regular visitors.
This has been ended suddenly in this week, followed by the arrest of its alleged founder in Poland. A criminal complaint from the United States. Government revealed that this entire operation was compromised by the Department of Homeland Security.
Starting a few hours ago, the Kickass domain was first signed over to the U.S. authorities and all the others are expected to follow during the days to come.
Now, the Kickass.to site will displays a seizure notice, which means that the associated domain registry was quickly respond to the U.S. warrants. People those who visit the Kickass.to address today will see the following banner, specifically for KAT.
Expected that, the U.S. authorities are not the only one to carry the KAT’s logo and many others are doing the same thing but all are from a different reason.
After the KAT went to offline mode, then the dozens of people are begins to promote the mirrors and copies of the site. Someone are trying to keep the lost files accessible, but there should a group trying to take over the brand.
Although, the site will appears to be comparatively very little than the partial copy and the person who behind it later admitted that they are not related to KAT.
Adding to the confusion are the many other copies and alternatives are claiming to be the official resurrection of KAT. Some wants to advertise themselves as such, but most of them are available for a longer time as proxy or mirror sites.
In the kat.am case, the community threads has been available on the first glance, but if we click on them will never take you to the forums, but it will take you to the torrent listings. Still it is unstable and does not have any working search function within it.