After numerous setbacks, including the February 2012 server shutdown, The Pirate Bay collected links from a community of users and they were uploaded to a brand new website Pirate Bay Classic, and once again became operational. While Pirate Bay Classic did not have the site's signature torrent download button, complete with a monkey, the project is said to be funded by the founders. It was accessible through a website at www.piratebay.org/classic. The Pirate Bay website was intermittently spread infected with a Microsoft Office macro virus, and the start-up service under which Pirate Bay Classic is hosted was also shut down at the beginning of March 2015. In May 2015, a security researcher named Jonas Karlberg published a proof-of-concept attack capable of leaking sensitive information from Mac and Linux computers, after purchasing a premium account with The Pirate Bay. As a result, the site has taken measures to avert the risk of leaked data being used to identify and stalk its customers.
In July 2015, the Pirate Bay announced a new beta version of the site, with several new features. As a part of the Beta v3.0, Pirate Bay also announced a new logo, and it has since been implemented on the main site. The Pirate Bay began offering a new feature called "The Dosbox", allowing users to install Linux distributions directly on their computers without the need of a live CD. In August 2015, the site introduced the return of its torrent download button, and also announced that the redesign was scheduled to be finished by the end of the month. In October 2015, the site introduced a new Android version, as well as a new iOS version. d2c66b5586