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Finding trouble accessing KickassTorrents? Here's why

In a major crackdown on peer-to-peer file sharing webiste KickassTorrents, the United States law enforcement has arrested the alleged founder of widely used online piracy site.

If you are unable to access KickassTorrent to download your favourite show, it is because the man behind it has been arrested and the website has been shut.

In a major crackdown on the peer-to-peer file sharing webiste, the United States law enforcement has arrested the alleged founder of the widely used online piracy site.

Artem Vaulin, 30, of Kharkiv, Ukraine was arrested in Poland by US Department of Justice on Thursday. The website has since gone offline.

Charged on two separate counts of criminal copyright infringement, conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement and conspiracy to commit money laundering, Vaulin will reportedly be extradited to US as a server for KickassTorrents was based in Chicago.

A federal court in Chicago ordered the seizure of one bank account and seven domain names associated with the alleged "KAT (KickassTorrents) conspiracy".

The website, which started on 2008, had gone on to become the most popular file-sharing site, even overtaking another The Pirate Bay in terms of monthly users.