The Demonoid "saga" unfolds and it seems that each day brings some new, conflicting information. At first, there was the DDoS attack. That part is very likely accurate. Then came news of a raid on Demonoid's host in the Ukraine, ColoCall. That part seems to have been exaggerated.
ColoCall claims that it has just received a "notification" from the local authorities forwarding a request from Interpol. In light of that request, ColoCall stopped working with Demonoid.
That would seem to suggest that the police haven't actually raided the location, so they may not be in possession of the data.
But the big question is, what happened to the data, has it been deleted, is it still on ColoCall's servers but unavailable, has it been handed over to the local police or the Interpol?
There's nothing sure at the moment, but worst-case scenario, for the users, is that the data is available to the police. That's what TorrentFreak seems
to think, but there doesn't seem to be any official confirmation.
ColoCall, on the other hand, says
that no data has been seized and that Demonoid's owners have access to it, it's just not available online.
Which brings us to the next big piece of info, the admins' location. All signs point to him, her or them being located in Mexico
, or at least some of the people associated with the site being there.
That's what ColoCall suggested and that's what the MPAA and the USTR claimed when they revealed that the site's admin had been arrested in Mexico. Now though, an alleged admin of the site claims
that no Demonoid staff is located in Mexico. Still, there's too much smoke for there to be no fire.
This case is proving hard to untangle. But answers will surface. Demonoid coming back would clear the air somewhat and would suggest that the police isn't involved. But each day the site remains unavailable suggests that it's dead, for good. One thing is for sure, Demonoid users are better off looking for alternatives, at least for the meantime.
UPDATE: The truth came out sooner than anyone expected