When the popular movie torrent tracker CN shut down its operations back in last December, everybody thought it was gone for good. But we’ve all been proven wrong – CN has returned, this time under a different identity; The Black Hand (TBH) . TBH retains all major qualities of CN along with its mafia themed look and feel, advanced community features, organizational features and of course, it continues to be a dedicated movie torrent tracker. While the return will no doubt be welcomed by loyal members of CN, there’s some bad news involved as well. The site is restored using a backup that’s a year old – some user accounts, statistics and most of the torrents have been lost. Long time CN members are able to recover their old accounts while others may have to re-apply for an invite. THB invite applications are currently online and everyone including new readers are free to apply.

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Back when it went down, CN tracked around 12500 movie torrents of all qualities and sizes. TBH however now has to rebuild the torrent index from scratch. While this would surely take some time, the site appears to be headed towards a speedy recovery - around 1000 movies are already uploaded and a couple hundred new torrents seem to get added every day. To further spice things up, there’s even an upload contest currently ongoing.

Despite being known as a destination for movie torrent downloads, ex-members would know that CN is not all about content. The site had a wide focus on community and featured lots of activities, points systems and bonuses that promoted member activity beyond just downloading movies. TBH retains almost all of these popular additions and we strongly recommend you go through the FAQ (/faq.php) once you join the site – a good summary of site features and how everything works is described in detail there.

Speaking of getting into TBH, you can easily recover your account if you were one of the older members of CN. Keep in mind that the restored backup is over a year old – if your CN account wasn’t older than a year, chances are that it got lost during the transition. In this case, your only choice would be to re-apply for a TBH invite through the online invite applications. Note that invite apps are open to completely new readers as well.

Site Name: The Black Hand

Account Recovery URL: http://theblackhand.me/seekritrecover.php

Invite Application URL: http://theblackhand.me/applyforinvite.php

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  1. Jon // 1/25/2011 11:54:00 PM  

    Could you check,if everything is alright with 'torrentvault'?;I am not able to access my account,says,'user name or password is wrong';despite typing correctly, from two days.IRC is terminated!?.What happened suddenly?.

  2. Chris // 1/25/2011 11:59:00 PM  

    The backup's actually from September 2010 so it's not quite a year old...

  3. Ryan // 1/26/2011 11:05:00 PM  

    ummm... wasnt thecammorra suppoped to the new CN or somthing like that???

  4. Salvatore // 1/27/2011 02:18:00 AM  

    ehh... not worth the effort.

  5. Paradox8 // 1/27/2011 04:32:00 PM  
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  6. j. edgar // 1/27/2011 04:37:00 PM  

    well that was a waste of time.

    i'm on at least a dozen elite private trackers, for both strictly movies, (which is what they require) and other content, and spent at least 10 minutes filling out the app, and the bastards had the balls to reject my app.

    if they are that disinterested in bringing in someone who has the experience and resources, then they can keep to themselves.

  7. Jake // 1/28/2011 06:31:00 AM  

    you should edit the end of your article as thb refers to a different torrent site...

  8. Martin // 2/08/2011 08:09:00 AM  

    The Black hand has been down for days, anyone know whats going on?

  9. John Tracker // 12/15/2012 05:36:00 PM