Last week, United States' Justice Department arrested Artem Vaulin, the ringleader of KickassTorrents (KAT), in Poland and also shut down the file-sharing website. Now, the world's number one BitTorrent site is slowly coming back to life.
KAT admins and thousands of members have apparently regrouped to resurrect the community by launching the katcr.co website and have vowed to bounce back soon.
"We need to remember that Kickass Torrents is not simply about uploading, the heart and soul of KAT is our members, which are family and family is important as we all know. Nothing can ever take that away and no matter what happens we will not let our community down," Torrent Freak quoted KAT forum admin, Black.
"We guarantee that KAT will continue in one form or another and we will come back stronger than ever," Black added.
As of now, official KickassTorrents website with .cr domain is still down, but several clone sites have mushroomed on the Internet, hoodwinking unsuspecting torrent users by charging them fees for downloading files. We urge our readers to be cautious of such fake websites.
Popular BitTorrent site IsoHunt too has launched a mirror site— KickassTorrents.website— with design layout of the page looking almost identical to the original. It is hosting files dating back to the last one-and-a-half years or so, and has urged people to archive more files.
Until the KickassTorrents makes a full fledged return, here are six best alternatives to fill the void.
2. Extra Torrent
6. Lime Torrent
Watch this space for more updates.