Demonoid admin: We'll be back

Summary:Demonoid, one of the biggest torrent sites around, was taken down on July 25 after a massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. The website is now completely unresponsive, although its administrator says he says he will bring it back eventually.

Update on August 6 - Demonoid busted by the police

Demonoid admin: We'll be back

Demonoid's administrator has promised to bring the site back after it was taken down by a massive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack . The tracker has already been down for more than a week , and there still is no date for when to expect its return.

"I don't plan on shutting down, but if Im going to fix it I have to do it properly," the administrator told TorrentFreak. "That means upgrading a lot of our 7 year old hardware and maybe bringing up the beta only. You know how it goes with demonoid. It might take a while but it will come back."

If you want to offer your services to the cause, you're out of luck. The administrator does not want to accept help as he's worried about giving too many privileges over sensitive user data to complete strangers. It doesn't look like he's accepting donations either.

Last week, Demonoid started serving up the following error message :

Server too busy

The action you requested could not be completed because the server is too busy.

Please try again in a few minutes

Do not click reload - Use the following links
Clicking reload will get you this page again

Click here to return to the homepage or Click here to go back

Earlier this week, the server was turned off completely and the site led to a dead end . Then it came back to life and started redirecting to random sites full of advertisements . Eventually this stopped and both demonoid.me and demonoid.ph went back to not responding.

The good news here is that despite Demonoid being completely gone from the Internet, it's not gone for good. The administrator seems to want to bring the site back, some day.

Update on August 6 - Demonoid busted by the police

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Topics: Security, Outage, Piracy

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Emil is a freelance journalist writing for CNET and ZDNet. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars Technica, Neowin, and TechSpot.

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