File-sharing website The Pirate Bay was inaccessible for over 24 hours following a cyber-attack.
The distributed-denial of service (DDoS) attack came after the popular website criticised an attack by Anonymous on Virgin Media, Torrent Freak reported.
"We do NOT encourage these actions. We believe in the open and free internets, where anyone can express their views. Even if we strongly disagree with them and even if they hate us," the website said at the time.
The website was available via various proxy services however, with The Pirate Bay cautioning users against scams tricking users to pay for access.
The cyber-attack comes as British internet service providers were ordered by a court to block access to the website.
As of Thursday morning, the website was back up and running.