Recently I got an email from Xfinity (my internet provider) that a pirated file had been downloaded. It is true, a pirated file was downloaded by my brother (who was downloading games for a WII emulator) but the email said the IP that downloaded the file, the domain from which the file came, and that the file was downloaded via BitTorrent. When I asked the customer service person how they got that information, he said he couldn't disclose that information. The site didn't have SSL/TLS, but isn't BitTorrent encrypted?
One of two things could have happened
Xfinity detected the traffic and called crap on the download, which means that the communication with BitTorrent was unencrypted.
the site from which the file was downloaded was a "honeypot" and the information was derived from the site.
I'd think this was social engineering except that they knew who to email when the file was downloaded.
I guess I'm curious how this information was gathered. It says that
I visited the website on my brother's computer and it had SSL/TLS, but. somehow, it doesn't have SSL/TLS on my computer.