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Feds Seize Wrong "MP3 Skull" Domain

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by The Scarlet Pimp, Oct 12, 2016.

  1. The Scarlet Pimp

    The Scarlet Pimp Senior Member

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    this is the new location: https://mp3.skull.to :D

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    From "Torrent Freak",

    In its continued quest to keep the Internet piracy-free, the RIAA has seized the domain name of yet another MP3Skull site. However, it appears that their most recent target has nothing to do with the original service, so it's doubtful whether the music group's actions are legally sound.

    With millions of visitors per month the MP3 download site had been one of the prime sources of pirated music for a long time. This frustrated many music industry insiders who claimed millions in losses.

    Earlier this year a Florida federal court sided with the RIAA awarding the labels more than $22 million in damages. In addition, it issued a permanent injunction which allowed the RIAA to take over the site’s domain names.

    Despite the million dollar verdict MP3Skull continued to operate for several months, using a variety of new domain names, which were subsequently targeted by the RIAA’s legal team.

    The latest domain name it used was http://MP3Skull.vg . Initially, this served the original MP3 download portal, but late last month something changed.

    All of a sudden, MP3Skull.vg redirected to http://MP3Skull.onl, an unrelated YouTube converter and direct download portal which has been operating independently for quite some time.

    After some news articles started to confuse the two services, MP3Skull.onl was quick to distance itself from its namesake.

    Indeed, there are no signs that the two MP3Skull's are connected. The old MP3Skull domains are associated with Emp3world.ch, which is still online, but there are no links to MP3Skull.onl as far as we can see.

    However, despite this clarification the RIAA appears to have been confused as well, since they took action and seized the MP3Skull.onl domain name without warning.

    The Whois information currently lists the RIAA as the domain registrant and the domain itself is no longer serving any content.
     
  2. Capo Dei Capi

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    The feds don't seize websites they trick DNS its seized.