25 Private Torrent Trackers Went Offline After BREIN Tracked Down ‘Scripter’
The Dutch private torrent tracker scene has been decimated by BREIN. The anti-piracy group tracked down a man who coded and maintained the scripts these sites were using. The same person also arranged hosting and sold seedboxes and VPN services. Meanwhile, actions against other people involved are underway.
Streaming piracy has taken over from BitTorrent in most parts of the world, but this traditional file-sharing technology remains popular in the Netherlands.
Anti-piracy group BREIN is well aware of BitTorrent’s popularity. In addition to targeting public torrent sites with site-blocking measures, BREIN has kept an eye on private torrent trackers too.
This week, BREIN reports that action against the latter led to a breakthrough last year, eventually leading to the decimation of the entire local ‘private’ torrent tracker scene. The anti-piracy group says that the identification of a key person with connections to 25 private torrent trackers led to the current situation of most being offline.
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