No, it didn’t take long, and yes, it’s following the path of just about every piracy site that’s been shut down in the past decade. At least two new versions of filesharing site KickassTorrents have appeared online since the site was shut down and its alleged owner arrested last week.

Whoever’s behind the successor claims it’s “hosted on multiple cloud servers to prevent blockade, and the hosting information is well hidden behind Cloudflare” – the latter being the (legit) online traffic-management company that has tangled with rightsholders in the past over its use by piracy sites. And in more inevitable news, other torrent sites like The Pirate Bay and ExtraTorrent are enjoying a traffic spike after KickassTorrents’ shutdown too: more than 30% more visitors according to TorrentFreak.

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