The speculations around online news that popular Kickass Torrents website Kickass Torrents is back with its staffers. Here is some interesting news that after the website was shut down; a lot of the KAT-crew in an effort to make a new community launched the katcr.co forum, hinting at a comeback at a future date. Katcr.co has now launched a fully operational website for pirated content and resembles the original website. According to a TorrentFreak report, Kickass Torrents’ original staffers have brought the website back to life under a new domain name, with all its old content and former glory.
KickassTorrents was shut down after its alleged founder, Artem Vaulin was arrested in Poland and the domain name was seized by the US Justice Department. Torrent aggregator website Torrentz.eu voluntarily shut shop following the arrest of Artem Vaulin, and bid farewell to all its users. At the time of shutdown, the website was ranked 186 in global website ranking as per traffic analysis website Alexa.
The KickassTorrents community may expect to see uploads from all the names they know and trust,” the KATcr crew was quoted by TorrentFreak. “The majority of our original Staff, Admins, and Moderation team joined us after Kat.cr went down – which is something we’re very proud of. This shows the loyalty, dedication and real love for KAT that we all share,” they added.
They staffers claim that their site has a proper ‘DMCA takedown procedure’, just like websites like YouTube, saying that they do not store any copyrighted material on their own servers. We have been unable to open the website ourselves, as reports suggest that it is being clogged by heavy online traffic.
KickassTorrents has a new fully operational torrent site. While the website looks identical to its old website, it starts with a clean user database; the good thing, however, is that many members of the original staff have are back on board – including its dedicated uploaders.
Following the initial suspension of the torrent giant, many mirror sites sprung to life.In addition to legitimate mirrors, there were also some malicious copycats, attempting to steal personal information and credit card credentials from unsuspecting pirates. The team behind the new site promises that won’t be a concern this time around:
In order to keep our members safe we chose to rebuild and keep only safe elements. Despite the fact that a rebuild took longer, the safety of our community comes first,” the crew added. US authorities are still pursuing legal action against the website’s former operators, it seems it’s a matter of time before government officials take aim at the new KickassTorrents mirror and try to shut it down – much like its antecedent.