ExtraTorrent Under DDoS Attacks, Pirate Bay Down

Found on TorrentFreak on Tuesday, 27 December 2016
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The problems appear to be related to the site's recent ban of 'unofficial' proxy services. Meanwhile, The Pirate Bay is also down, but for now it's unclear what's causing the issues on their end.

ExtraTorrent is not the only site that has run into trouble lately. The Pirate Bay is also down at the time of writing. Users who try to access the site get a CloudFlare downtime warning, or a new Captcha error.

Botnets are not cheap. Throwing that much traffic at a website costs money, and given enough time, the attacker will move on if nobody cares.