As of yesterday, the infamous filesharing site The Pirate Bay has been under a Distributed Denial of Service attack. You don’t need to know the technicalities of it, but it is, in the hacker world, akin to a cheap shot in the nuts, just over and over. It is fighting dirty with the least amount of skill. In the past the MPAA and RIAA have been the ones to blame, but even The Pirate Bay officials are saying that the source of the DDoS attack is unclear.
UPDATE: 5/12, 5:43 p.m. ET - PCWorld received an e-mail from Magma Hindenburg, CEO of Serious Tubes Networks, The Pirate Bay’s upstream provider. “The issue was not Comcast blocking The Pirate Bay,” Hindenburg wrote. “The problem was a routing error at Global Crossing. The problem has been resolved and all customers should be able to reach thepiratebay.orgby now. No attempt to block or censor the site as been made.”
So what now? Where will I download the latest Game Of Thrones?
Well, fortunately, with the advent of magnet links, which we explained in a previous article, many different ‘proxy-sites’ or independently owned and operated mirrored versions of the pirate bay are still accessible. In fact, they are all easily indexed on this site here. http://about.piratereverse.info/proxy/list.html
Just in case you are skittish about visiting sites outside of your comfort zone, not only will we, at GeekBlogTV be setting up our own TPB Proxy, but here is a quick list of Proxies below.
WARNING: do not log into your pirate bay account (not needed to download) on these proxy servers, as we are not sure which ones may be logging POST data. If you do not know what this means, it means if you log into your pirate bay account through one of these proxies, it possibly may leak data that you don’t want to be leaked, causing your account to be hacked, altered, or anything that any malicious person sees fit. Not a huge risk, as I’ve made it almost a decade with no TPB account, but still a risk, and I wanted to advise you guys.