Disclaimer: We at TheREM do not support or sympathize with piracy of any kind.
Piracy in the modern day and age is one of the biggest concern for governments across the planet.
A large number of people are working day in and day out to crack down on internet pirates, while these piracy-mongers are running their businesses in broad daylight.
With over a million unique visitors every day, the YIFY website was one of the leading names in the world of torrents.
The website suddenly sprang out of oblivion in the past few years, and over the last 3-4 years, they dominated the scene.
Thanks to their low-sized and high-quality uploads, they quickly rose to internet popularity, and in a short span of time were loved by several users across the world.
The news was first broken by TorrentFreak, who claimed that the site has ‘shut down forever’. Here’s an excerpt from the report:
“Ten days ago the popular movie torrent site YTSstopped working.
The downtime raised concern among many BitTorrent users, not least because the site belongs to movie release group YIFY, which has dominated public BitTorrent sites for several years.
Today we can report that this reign has come to an end. YIFY and YTS have shutdown permanently, as predicted earlier this week.
A lot of information has been made available over the past several days and multiple sources have now confirmed that YTS and YIFY will not return. The entire operation has stopped which means that no new official YIFY movie releases will appear on any torrent site, anywhere.
TF has received additional explanatory details from trusted sources, but we have been asked not to reveal all of the information just yet. However, our sources confirm without doubt that the shutdown is permanent.
The operator of YTS/YIFY, meanwhile, remains silent”
Over the past five years, the website has released over 6,000 movies, which is basically over a 1000 movies every year, over 3 movies per day! With a million unique visitors every day and over six million page views, the site was doing pretty good, and was at it’s peak when it happened.
The impact of the shut-down of YTS will be seen across other torrent websites, as it is being reported that there are going to be many imposters who would make use of this opportunity, as well as several websites are going to see a surge in traffic.
Users are advised to not download any torrents which claim to be from YIFY or YTS as the site is down.
We shall update you with more details as and when they roll out!