Demonoid has been offline for almost two weeks now as a result of a distributed denial-of-service (DDOS) attack, and a series of unfortunate events have indicated that this may be the end of the popular BitTorrent site. However, the website’s admin claims that it will be brought back to life at some point.
“I don’t plan on shutting down, but if Im going to fix it I have to do it properly. That means upgrading a lot of our 7 year old hardware and maybe bringing up the beta only,” he told TorrentFreak.
This is not the first time when Demonoid faces hardware issues. Back in 2009, the site was shut down after it had experienced some power outages that caused memory failures.
Now, the admin claims that he has received some offers from individuals who wanted to help out with the fixing process, but he states that he can’t afford giving too many privileges to “a stranger.”
“You know how it goes with Demonoid. It might take a while but it will come back,” he said.
As many users already know, Demonoid has had a series of rough patches before, but none of them has managed to completely shut it down.
However, this latest attack seems to have had a greater impact than anything the site’s admin has faced before.
First, he admitted that the problems caused by the DDOS and a possible attack from another angle were hard to address.
Then, the operator attempted to avoid large bandwidth bills by redirecting users to an ad network. Unfortunately, many internauts reported pieces of malware being sent their way via the advertisements.
Everything was topped off by a rogue Facebook page whose owners claimed to be running Demonoid.