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The US Government has arrested the owner of Kickass Torrents

The US Government has arrested the owner of KickAssTorrents

The US Government has arrested the owner of KickAssTorrents

The US Government has arrested the owner of KickAssTorrents

 

The US Government has arrested the owner of Kickass Torrents, a website that is allegedly responsible for distributing over $1 Billion of copyrighted materials.  

The US has also seized several popular domain names for the website, though the website is still online and reportedly still fully functional. 

 

    Vaulin is charged with running today’s most visited illegal file-sharing website, responsible for unlawfully distributing well over $1 billion of copyrighted materials.

In an effort to evade law enforcement, Vaulin allegedly relied on servers located in countries around the world and moved his domains due to repeated seizures and civil lawsuits. His arrest in Poland, however, demonstrates again that cybercriminals can run, but they cannot hide from justice.

  The US Government has arrested the owner of KickAssTorrents  

Artem Vaulin, the owner of Kickass Torrents was caught by the FBI after they posed as advertisers in order to reveal the bank accounts that were associated with the website. The FBI also worked with Facebook and Apple in order to cross reference the IP addresses used on the Kickass torrents Facebook page and iTunes transactions.

 

       Records provided by Apple showed that [email protected] conducted an iTunes transaction using IP Address 109.86.226.203 on or about July 31, 2015. The same IP Address was used on the same day to login into the KAT Facebook,

 

You can read the US Federal press release for the US' arrest of Artem Vaulin here. 

 

You can join the discussion on the US arresting the alleged founder of Kickass Torrents on the OC3D Forums

 

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21-07-2016, 06:13:34

Kushiro
Was going to say that it was surprising that Apple was so helpful, the torrents...Quote

21-07-2016, 06:43:07

Chrazey
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Originally Posted by Kushiro View Post
Was going to say that it was surprising that Apple was so helpful, the torrents...
Dumb question, but how do you mean?... I'm not following Quote

21-07-2016, 07:01:24

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by Chrazey View Post
Dumb question, but how do you mean?... I'm not following
Try reading the whole article dude Quote

21-07-2016, 07:02:02

Chrazey
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
Try reading the whole article dude
I did, hence me still not getting it and hence the dumb question...Quote

21-07-2016, 12:49:23

Daft Behemoth
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Originally Posted by Chrazey View Post
I did, hence me still not getting it and hence the dumb question...
I believe he's pointing out that despite Apple having famously not disclosed private information in the past, readily gave the FBI anything they wanted in this case due to it being in their bests interest (i.e. stopping torrenting to increase sales).Quote
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