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Torrent BLACKOUT: Dozens Of Sites Suffer DDoS Attacks & Goes Offline; amid huge crackdown fears

Torrent BLACKOUT: Dozens Of Sites Suffer DDoS Attacks & Goes Offline; amid huge crackdown fears

Technology
It’s not uncommon for torrent sites to suffer downtime due to technical issues. That happens pretty much every day. But when close to a dozen large sites go offline, people start to ask questions. This is exactly what happened this week. As reported previously, The Pirate Bay was hard to reach earlier, after a surge of traffic and a subsequent DDoS attack overloaded its servers. And they were not alone. TorrentFreak spoke to several torrent site admins who noticed an increase of suspicious traffic which slowed down or toppled their sites, at least temporarily. While most have recovered, some sites remain offline today. TorrentProject.se, one of the most used torrent search engines, has been down for nearly three days now. The site currently shows a “403 Forbidden” error message. Whet