The Pirate Bay is a torrenting site based in Sweden. It is notorious for it's access to illegal downloading, some of which containing malware. Many ISPs have blocked The Pirate Bay, and in 2013, the owners of the website were all found guilty in a trial in Sweden's supreme court. The website however, still remains active.


Some torrents on The Pirate Bay are disguised as torrents, but are actually malware, Ransomware, Spyware and some other types of malware have been discovered on the website itself.[1] [2]


  1. (unknown user) WARNING: The Pirate Bay currently has countless viruses disguised as games up. 2018-04-10
  2. MalwareBytes Malvertising on The Pirate Bay drops ransomware 2016-04-26
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