YTS, a group also known as Yify which rips and uploads films to BitTorrent sites, has been down for several days, TorrentFreak has reported.
The group’s website, which generated millions of pageviews each day, is currently only serving a blank page, and members of YTS are not responding to emails.
The sudden disappearance of YTS coincides with the recent troubles at the main Popcorn Time fork, which has lead to speculation that there may be a link between the two groups.
TorrentFreak reported that the Popcorn Time developers it has spoken to said they have not heard from YTS, though.
Its investigation suggests there has been no government takedown or seizure of YTS, nor does there appear to be an attack on the YTS website.
“It appears that YTS has deliberately gone dark,” said TorrentFreak.