Here’s yet another chapter in the ongoing war (or shall I say E-drama) between the warez scene and torrent sites. Earlier, we saw a SceneNotice revealing names of SysOps and server IP addresses of the popular scene tracker SCC (if you don’t know what a SceneNotice is, read this post). Today, two more sites have been ‘targeted’ by the scene, namely the hugely popular General/0day torrent tracker TorrentLeech and specialized TV torrent site BTN. The notices, titled TORRENTLEECH.ORG.P2P.TORRENT-SCENENOTICE and BTN.P2P.TORRENT-SCENENOTICE again reveal nothing more than site and IRC server IP addresses (which are not so secret, by the way) and a list of IRC nicknames of tracker staff. These newer notices also contain instructions on how to ‘submit’ these trackers to the FBI for investigation. Quoted below is the SceneNotice pre’d against TL, with personal information and IP addresses removed:

Just another tracker making dumps from scene using falow ips for this shits IP (XX.XX.XX.XX) - they use like master for dumps (can be a site or just a dump has two IP numbers (XX.XX.XX.XX, XX.XX.XX.XX). Both are on the same IP network or 7021 ssl IP (XX.XX.XX.XX
FBI INVESTIGATION OPEN i put alot of ips ther :D all %
Ok on in report internet crime on page
I already report OWNERS and SITE IPS on FBI page and the ticket ID are open
i will keep secret the details here, but i have all informations agains this sites, i info hosts too
but i target woot the site leader with ther email too, and thks to site uploaders for give me alot of infos
ofc i report your paypal privated and site paypal too :D now fbi will hunt you sucker
DELUPURGE this nicks on sites all torrenters
by torrent hunters
on the last nfo us forget to put fbi report on SCC, but is already done now your tracker will be the next

As you can see, the content and writing style on these notices speak volumes of the maturity of whoever pre’d them. And submitting site IPs to the FBI is surely a sign of desperation (and you don’t even need to be a l33t scene haxx0r to do this). Either way, it would now be interesting to see if DDOS attacks will be launched against TL and BTN, just like it happened with SCC a few days ago. Although the DDOS interrupted SCC services for about a day, it was ineffective in the long run as the site came back online, fully operational and without data loss.

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  1. sOrZo // 10/24/2010 02:49:00 PM  

    BTN was local spam, not a real notice.

  2. Andrew // 10/24/2010 04:47:00 PM  

    FBI, omg! I'm so scared. If FBI wanted they could shut down any secret torrent tracker in a few days. Pathetic attepmpts to scare off tracker admins.

  3. Anonymous // 10/24/2010 10:44:00 PM  

    SuperTorrents got the notice as well.


  4. Rocka // 10/25/2010 12:51:00 AM  

    SCC and TL are perhaps the best of all 0day trackers .. rest of other 0days are simply bullshit .. and God forbids if something happen to them .. p2p will have the greatest loss

    save trackers save scene!

  5. evil // 10/25/2010 07:55:00 AM  

    So what?

    Worst case scenario:
    DDOS on these sites for a few days, then back up to normal.

    These sites are hosted way beyond their jurisdiction, on the other side of the planet.
    Collaboration between services?
    Yeah, right

    And even if these sites shut down, there will be plenty of new ones to replace them, with the same same axx, the same uploaders, and an even bigger userbase.

    Don't worry, it's just a few scene wankers who don't even know that they are actually the ones the FBI is after, they have greater chance of being arrested than these sites shut down.

  6. tyyymyshoe // 11/30/2010 08:23:00 AM  

    man that is ridiculous what a fucking narc

    its different to DDOS their site or something... whatever... but tell the authorities? what a peice of shit

  7. Robert // 7/04/2012 08:03:00 AM  

    If you need Torrentleech invite, go asap here:

  8. John Tracker // 12/20/2012 06:43:00 AM