Mangabank “Suffers DDoS Attack” & Disappears Following Legal Action
Manga indexing site Mangabank and several linked storage platforms were recently targeted in a US court by Japanese publisher Shueisha. With around 80 million visits per month, Mangabank was a huge player in the piracy ecosystem but has now disappeared. While it’s likely the legal action played a part, the site has also been dealing with a huge DDoS attack.
Last week we reported that a San Francisco law firm acting for Japanese publisher Shueisha had filed an ex parte application at a California district court.
The application, which sought discovery of information for use in a foreign proceeding (28 U.S. Code § 1782), targeted a number of websites believed to act as file-hosting repositories for pirated manga works.
According to the publisher, the content contained in the sites – ssl.axax.cloud, ssl.advx.cloud, ssl.akkx.net, ssl.sdox.cc, ssl.standardcdn.net, ssl.lsh.buzz, ssl.appx.buzz, ssl.asiax.cloud, ssl.appsx.cloud – were indexed by Mangabank.org, an extremely popular manga downloading resource that until recently enjoyed in excess of 81 million visits per month.
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