What is kissanime?
KissAnime is the pirated or copyright anime streaming website. The site offers completely free to use and to download animations; it is a portal of huge animation database which is a first go-to place if you’re an anime fan.
What happened to kissanime?
Anime fans all over the world were recently hit with a bad news when the popular animation site kissanime.ru was taken down in a cyber-attack in December 2016. Anyone who used to stream anime through kissanime.to was unable to do so. Is kissanime down? was the trending search on Google as millions of fans were affected by the hack.
The hackers hacked into the original site and created a fake KissAnime site with the extension of kissanime.io. The entire system of was hacked and all three original domains (kissanime.to, kissanime.com and kissanime.me) were down. It is speculated that the attacked happened to steal the entire video database and reformatted/reinstalled their servers.
Though, the problem seems to have been resolved. As the KissAnime.ru is up and running. According to CurrentlyDown.com, the website is functioning smoothly and now no issue has been detected.
The owner of the site confirmed this news of site being hacked on Reddit blog while sharing the good bit that their two original sites (now redirected to kissanime.ru) have successfully been taken back. They’re working with the domain provider to take back .me extension as well.
According to the owner, the site is gradually expected to be better and might be running slow till their cache system is rebuilt. It is also requested to the fans to follow their new fan page on facebook and report any wrong covers as the original facebook fan page is also hacked. Moreover, the owner added that some videos might be broken but they are working to resolve the issue.
What does this mean to you?Users password on the website was encrypted using the md5 function which isn’t considered safe function. So if you had an account on the website. It’s always better to change it. Since hackers can decrypt the passwords and can attack other accounts of the users for malicious reasons.
While it’s still unclear how the domain and website were hacked.You can read more details in Reddit here