Apple ID, iTunes purchases lead to arrest of alleged torrent site owner
An Apple ID and iTunes purchases have helped investigators find and arrest Artem Vaulin, the alleged owner of KickassTorrents (KAT). The U.S. government apparently identified an iCloud email address belonging to Vaulin, and sought a court order compelling Apple to offer iTunes purchase activity for that address.
From the government's complaint against Vaulin (via TorrentFreak):
Vaulin has been charged with conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and two counts of criminal copyright infringement. In addition to Vaulin's arrest, the KickAssTorrents domain was seized by authorities. Until that point, KAT was the largest torrent site in the world.
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