Demonoid Down after DDoS attack

Demonoid has been down for oever 48 hours now after a DDoS attack on its servers. DDoS defined from Wikipedia as a denial-of-service attack (DoS attack) or distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS attack) is an attempt to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users. Although the means to carry out, motives for, and targets of a DoS attack may vary, it generally consists of the efforts of one or more people to temporarily or indefinitely interrupt or suspend services of a host connected to the Internet.

Demonoid being one of the largest torrent sites in the world had had its fair share of downtime. The total down time of Demonoid has been around 14 months in total due to server failures and bugs.

Sometime yesterday most Demonoid users in the millions noticed that they could no longer access the site. Instead of the usual welcome they got a “server too busy” message. The message indicates that the server may just be busy for the time being and come back later. However later never came and the site has been down for a long time.

According to TorrentFreak who got in touch with the server admin at Demonoid they have been under a DDoS attack that has made it very difficult to recover from.

“It started as a DDoS but then it caused a series of problems. These problems need to be fixed before the site can go back up, and it’s a complicated fix this time,” .

During the DDoS attack there may have been another attack according to the admin that made things even more difficult and its hard to tell what was compromised. Demonoid is down to only one admin so it is going to take a while to sort through all of the damage. So, bad news to Demonoid users the site may be down for some time.

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  • I-Am Dw-eightoneseven

    Thanks for giving me a heads-up on this ! I thought I’d let you know if you’re wondering why you’re not getting many comments, if you use an ad-blocker, it prevents this window to add comments from appearing too.

  • Blaise Bloomer

    appreciate the info, everything else is ages old from past disruptions.

  • misdirection

    Who did this? The government? I find it hard to believe hackers want to take this website down, I mean, it’s a network-sharing website. Sharing is caring? Right? This is no prime target for hackers. I bet RIAA and MPAA were behind this, scumbags, lets retaliate!

  • Sanity

    Really? Strange… What do you use because adblock plus does not do this.

  • Rick Nuthman

    definitely the work of either the entertainment industry, or some government entity. The worst part is that they have infected thousands of innocent people’s computers with a virus, and then used the machines collectively to attack demonoid. I’m not sure what’s worse, illegally attacking a website (regardless of the content), or doing something worse to achieve it (hack the publics’ computers to use them as ddos drones)..

  • Juungle Beaast

    I definitely, think that government or some copyrights regulation structures stand behind this…. but the fact is they did use the DoS, canceling website access for millions of users, I really would see how devastating would be a large scale DDoS/flooding attack resulting of only a hundred thousand torrent users, it’ll be a fully legitimate heavy retaliation.

  • Mike Hadson

    You people have no knowledge of whats going on and i have a feeling you don’t know how you’re own shadow looks like. Main reason why hackers would attack is because demonoid, torrentday and similar private torrent trackers are taken down once in a while because they violate number one rule of any 21st century pirate which is “make sure everyone gets it” otherwise why pirate?! The private torrent trackers are keeping a lot of ppl out even those who have something to share and still simply are kicked out. Why isn’t tpb, seedpeer, isohunt, fulldls, torrentreactor, kicasstorrents, torrentzeu and so on and so on why aren’t those trackers nuked? Simply they are open to everyone. Those who wrote that this is the work of gov or anti piracy services need to stop sitting home divorce they’re right hand already and get some fresh air. Stupidity isn’t contagious it’s only you!

  • John Bode

    In recent years Demonoid has been in the cross-hairs of several anti-piracy outfits. It was pressured to move out of Canada by the CRIA and most recently the MPAA and RIAAreported Demonoid as a “rogue site” to the U.S. Government. However, there is no indication that the current attacks at Demonoid are anti-piracy related.
    Apparently the only one stupid is YOU, thank God you’re not contagious.

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