The web’s largest TV pirate calls it quits after rip-off

The internet's biggest TV pirate calls it quits after scam

Should you take pleasure in getting the newest TV exhibits from EZTV, you could need to cease that now, and never simply because it is unlawful. It is also extra dangerous, as a result of the massively well-liked torrent website is now within the arms of probably dangerous actors, in accordance with TorrentFreak. Former staffers stated that EZTV’s founder “NovaKing” was the sufferer of a hostile takeover by a for-revenue group, following a collection of wacky (and ironic) occasions. The issues began when Italy’s .IT registry suspended the unique website’s area identify, and what adopted was one thing out of a excessive-tech Kafka novel.

First, the “EZTV.it” area was wolfed up for “5 figures” by a 3rd celebration, utilizing the identical firm identify (EZCloud) beneath which NovaKing had initially registered EZTV. That social gathering then proceeded to strip all references to the unique website, which had relocated to the .CH area within the meantime — whereas the brand new house owners tried to get the unique website to play alongside. Utilizing a pretend identify, fake-EZTV managed to grab the unique .SE area held by the EuroDNS registrar, regardless of NovaKing’s try to dam the transfer. From there, the rogue “EZCloud” was capable of reset numerous EZTV providers and passwords and take management of each area, ultimately together with EZTV.ch.

The internet's biggest TV pirate calls it quits after scam

If this website tells you to not go to someplace, we might pay attention Although EZTV’s servers apparently weren’t compromised, a staffer stated NovaKing was distraught by the assault and determined to stroll away from his “non-revenue” labor of affection. The purloined EZTV websites proceed to function utilizing new, non-EZTV torrents (full with advertisements and pop-unders) whereas the operators declare that each one continues to be nicely. Nevertheless, different torrent websites like Pirate Bay and KickAss torrents have severed ties, and TPB is even warning customers to “keep away” from EZTV.ch. And if a website the place you go to get “web herpes,” (as my colleague put it), tells you to remain away, we might advise you to pay attention. In any case, there are many comparable websites and naturally, plenty of authorized choices.

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