The Pirate Bay undergoing “Database maintenance”

The Pirate Bay undergoing “Database maintenance”

If you try to access ThePirateBay (TPB) at this moment you will land on a blank webpage which says “Database maintenance, please check back in 10 minutes.” Although this message has been up for longer than 10 minutes it is not uncommon for the TPB website and should not be a cause for concern.

ThePirateBay Database maintenance

The Pirate Bay website is still accessible via the Tor network, including the popular Pirate Browser. The Tor traffic goes through a separate server and works just fine.

More information will be updated.

RELATED: The Pirate Bay is down!

The Pirate Bay is down!

The Pirate Bay is down!

The Pirate Bay (ThePirateBay) is currently down. This has caused a lot of concern among BitTorrent users. Many torrent users fear for the worst; However, it has been said that The Pirate Bay isn’t likely to be offline for very long.

How to download the Ashley Madison list of released names

How to download the Ashley Madison list of released names

On August 18th, 2015 hackers known as the Impact Group released personal details about Ashley Madison customers in a 10-gigabyte torrent file. This guide will show you how to download and view the names of Ashley Madison customers that were leaked on the internet. To view the Ashley Madison list of released names you will need to download and install a P2P client like BitTorrent or Vuze by Azureus (Vuze or Vuze Lite), and you will need to eventually download a torrent and view the files inside.

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Before you visit a torrent website we suggest that you install an add-on or extension which can be used to block advertisements on the torrent website. The torrent itself is harmless; However, many torrenting websites often contain questionable advertisements and pop-up ads that can get in the way. Add-ons and extensions we recommend are AdBlock and AdBlock Plus.

The Ashley Madison database shows a lot of personal information. It can tell you if a person was listed as a married “male seeking male” with a “someone I can teach” sexual fantasy looking for a “boy next door.” Or an “attached female seeking male” with a “spanking” fantasy seeking “a Don Juan.” The listed sexual fantasies range from master and slave relationships to cross dressing and exhibitionism. You can also find contact information such as email addresses and home addresses, as well as credit card data. Keep in mind that the website allows customers to use a fake name and email address.

How to download the Ashley Madison list of names

1. Download and install a P2P client such as BitTorrent (bittorrent.com), uTorrent (utorrent.com), or one of the Vuze clients (vuze.com).

Ashley Madison list of released names

2. Open your internet browser and go to the URL below:

https://thepiratebay.vg/torrent/12237184/The_Complete_Ashley_Madison_Dump_from_the_Impact_Team

3. To download the Ashley Madison torrent titled “The Complete Ashley Madison Dump from the Impact Team” click the “GET THIS TORRENT NOW” link with the magnet image. The Ashley Madison torrent will automatically download but you may be presented with a notification from your client. Make sure to read any notifications carefully and ensure that the torrent has begun to download.

4. Open the torrent file when it has completed downloading in your P2P client. A suggestion to find the file on your computer is to right click the torrent in your client and select a “view file location” option.

Hackers release Ashley Madison user data on dark web

A month after Ashley Madison was hacked by a hacker ground known as “The Impact Team” user information has been posted on the web in the form of a large 10-gigabyte torrent file. The 10g file contains sensitive information about Ashley Madison users including e-mails, member profiles, and credit-card transactions and more.

Hackers release Ashley Madison user data on dark web

A hacker group called The Impact Team claimed credit for last month’s hack on AshleyMadison and its companion site Established Men, as well as gaining access to the databases of Avid Life Media (ALM), the company that owns the two websites. The Impact Team said they had gained access to a large amount of data from their hack. This includes user profiles and financial records to ALM salary information. The Impact Team also claimed responsibility for today’s information leak on the dark web.

The Impact Team initially demanded that ALM take AshleyMadison and Established Men permanently offline, or else they would release customer records and profiles, including real names and customers’ “secret sexual fantasies” and they were true to their promise.

Ashley Madison user data

https://thepiratebay.vg/torrent/12237184/The_Complete_Ashley_Madison_Dump_from_the_Impact_Team

In a statement attributed to The Impact Team on Tuesday, the hacker group said, “Find yourself in here? It was ALM that failed you and lied to you. Prosecute them and claim damages. Then move on with your life. Learn your lesson and make amends.” The group went on to further say that Avid Life Media has failed to take down Ashley Madison and Established Men and that they have explained the fraud, deceit, and stupidity of ALM and their members. Now everyone gets to see there data.

ALM media has told various sources that they are actively monitoring and investigating this situation to determine the validity of any information posted online and will continue to devote significant resources to this effort. Furthermore, they claim that they will continue to put forth substantial efforts into removing any information unlawfully released to the public, as well as continuing to operate our business. However, one thing that I personally know is that if this information was released to various torrent websites there is not much anyone can do about getting the leaked information removed from the web. The information is already in the hands of people you do not want to have it and most torrent websites can handle these types of threats without getting shut down.

Lists of email addresses of AshleyMadison users are currently being circulated on social media websites and other locations on the web. Several email addresses appear to be connected to members of different governments, including the UK government, but are likely to be fake. It should be noted that the site doesn’t require email verification, which could mean that many of the emails used are fake or previously compromised. A Twitter user has said “Did you know 15,000 email addresses found in the Ashley Madison hacker data dump contained .mil or .gov addresses?”

uTorrent flagged as dangerous by Google and Antivirus vendors

The world’s most downloaded BitTorrent client, uTorrent, has recently been flagged by Google and Antivirus companies as dangerous or potentially harmful. This includes the utorrent.com website and the actual uTorrent program. Many Google Chrome users trying to access utorrent.com or download uTorrent software are being warned that the download service contains “harmful programs.” Google Chrome itself has flagged the program, which is commonly associated with potentially illegal torrent downloads and software bundlers.

uTorrent flagged as dangerous by Google and Antivirus vendors

Recently, uTorrent received harsh criticism when it was discovered that they offered a BitCoin miner called Epic Scale. during the installation of their product. This may have lead to Google and many Antivirus companies blocking the website and program.

It should additionally be noted that a reputable Anti-Malware program Malwarebytes blocks uTorrent processes with real-time protection. There are also numerous Antivirus programs and engines that have flagged this program in the past. So, this isn’t really an uncommon act.

uTorrent Google

uTorrent, which is owned by BitTorrent Inc., claims to have attracted more than 130 million users who use the bit torrent protocol service to download digital services and files, including articles, games, porn, movies, TV shows, and music. However, Google Chrome, ESET, Symantec and other Antivirus programs are now warning users to avoid visiting certain sections of the uTorrent website and asking them to reconsider downloading uTorrent altogether.

In response BitTorrent’s Jordy Berson stated:

“BitTorrent’s products are developed in a secure environment, are securely signed and virus scanned. Our safety record has been consistently good. We are very conservative with partner ads and offers, using a small subset of available offers that are subject to our security and suitability tests.”

This report comes after kat.cr (KickassTorrents) and ExtraTorrent users complained that Google Chrome blocked those sites with similar malware warnings. The malware warnings on Google Chrome can actually be avoided by clicking details > visit the site, or users can chose to completely disable phishing and malware protection to avoid being blocked.

Game of Thrones Season 5 Leaked Online!

Game of Thrones Season 5 Leaked Online!

The first four episodes of Game of Thrones have been leaked on online torrent websites. A rumor has also suggested that a full 6 episodes of the new season will also appear online. The first four episodes of the series started making their way around the web Saturday night after being uploaded to several Torrent websites (such as kickass.to), a day prior to the official Sunday premiere.