The mastermind behind one of the most popular websites for unlawful file sharing, the Kickass Torrents was tracked through a few iTune purchases made by him. The 30-year-old Artem Vaulin owner of Kickass Torrents was captured in Poland on Wednesday after a few companies including Facebook and Apple handed over the data to the US. All the seven domains he owned are seized and now are offline.
The torrent service provider was been accused of digital piracy since long. It is reported that it was been ranked the 69th in the world of Internet. The service offered music, computer games, bootleg, movies and much more. The Department of Homeland Security U.S. tracked the IP address that was used to host the Kickass Torrents domain of Vaulin in the 48-page criminal complaint they lodged.
The investigation led to a Canadian ISP which overturned information about the service provider and also information about the iTunes id was known from that. The US has charged with money laundering and copyright fingerprinting.
To run the file sharing company in privacy Vaulin has established a company by the name of Cryptoneat. According to investigators, other employees working with that company are also involved in file laundering business.