The Dark Web, a network of hidden websites that have long been used by criminals and other users to smuggle illegal software and other content, has been re-branded as a collection of torrents of data.
This means the dark Web is now a more secure place to download malware and other malware, with the site now called “The Pirate Bay,” according to a post from the site’s moderators.
Torrents of stolen data are now called the Pirate Bay and are a common source of malware, said the site, which is run by the developers of the popular BitTorrent client.
“The Piracy has been around since 2007 and is a great source of virus samples, ransomware, malware, spyware, botnets and much more,” the site said in its description.
TorrentFreak reached out to The Pirate Bay’s admins for comment, and were not immediately able to hear back.
Piracy.org, the site that makes the new site, said it was a “new experiment” to get the site back up and running.
“We’re still working out the kinks, but this is our first attempt at making it easier to download the torrents we collect,” the team wrote in a statement to TorrentFreaks.
The site says that the Pirate Party is not involved in the new piratebay.
“This was done purely as a curiosity and for a laugh,” the Pirate Team said.
The PirateBay.com is a free service that offers people who can’t afford a torrent file a way to “pay for” a torrent, without having to go through the usual site-specific payment gateways.
Torrentfreak has been following The Pirate Party’s progress over the past few months, and found that the new PirateBay site was launched a few days ago.
It’s not clear how long the new torrents will last, or whether the site will stay online for long.
It appears that PirateBay is not the only site with its own dark web domain.
Other sites are now offering similar services to the PirateBay, including The Piratebay Reloaded, PirateBay and The PirateHub.