Google’s Chrome and Mozilla’s Firefox browsers have now started blocking the KickassTorrents website.
Accessing the site’s URL throws up a massive red warning error.
Speaking to torrentfreak, the KAT team confirmed that it was aware of the issuing and were currently working on fixing the issue:
Chrome and Firefox are actively blocking direct access to the popular torrent site KickassTorrents. According to the browsers, Kat.cr is a “deceptive site” or “web forgery,” that may steal user information.
The site’s operators are looking into the issue, and hope to resolve it soon.
KAT has been flagged in the past and last year was described as a malicious advertiser.
Disabling the security settings in your browser resolves this issue, but this may open you up to genuine threats.