Don’t expect KickAssTorrents to be coming back online any time soon, reports Torrentfreak.
This follows the site’s takedown earlier this week, which saw US authorities have arrested the founder of KickassTorrents, Artem Vaulin.
Technically it won’t be hard to orchestrate a Pirate Bay-style comeback, as there are probably some backups available.
However, now that the site has been heavily compromised and an ongoing criminal investigation is underway, it would be a risky endeavor.
Similarly, uploaders and users may also worry about what information the authorities have in their possession.
The complaint cites private messages that were sent through KAT, suggesting that the authorities have access to a significant amount of data.
Expect more developments on the story soon but one thing was made clear – don’t expect to see the site go back online soon.