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2012-02-01 16:15:00

Today, Carpathia Hosting provided the following update regarding the disposition of Megaupload servers and Megaupload customer data. Dulles, VA (PRWEB) February 01, 2012 Today, Carpathia Hosting provided the following update regarding the disposition of Megaupload servers and Megaupload customer data. “Carpathia Hosting has no immediate plans to reprovision some or all of the Megaupload servers. This means that there is no imminent data loss for Megaupload customers. If this situation...

MegaUpload User Data Safe For A Few More Weeks
2012-01-31 09:21:35

Legitimate data files stored on file-sharing website MegaUpload will remain safe from deletion through at least mid-February, an attorney for the alleged piracy site confirmed today. The news comes a day after prosecutors warned that user data would begin being deleted as early as Thursday, according to various media reports. The Associated Press reported yesterday that access to the site was currently blocked and seven employees of the service, as well as the founder, are facing charges...

2012-01-31 08:00:00

DULLES, Va., Jan. 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), supported by Carpathia Hosting, today announced its plans to assess the scope of the issue facing Megaupload users who are at risk of losing their data. "EFF is troubled that so many lawful users of Megaupload.com had their property taken from them without warning and that the government has taken no steps to help them," said Julie Samuels, Staff Attorney at EFF. "We think it's important that...

Data On MegaUpload Could Be Deleted This Week
2012-01-30 07:02:11

Those who used recently closed down file-sharing website MegaUpload for legitimate reasons, such as backing up business documents or other important files, take note -- prosecutors are warning that user data may begin being deleted as early as Thursday, according to various media reports. According to the Associated Press (AP), access to the website is currently blocked, and its founder and six other individuals face charges for helping to spread millions of illegal movies, songs,...

Other Sites Shut Down US File Sharing Services
2012-01-23 10:01:45

File-sharing site FileSonic announced today it has disabled “all sharing functionality” on its website, after the arrest of a rival service´s CEO and a possible attempt to avoid allegations of online piracy. File-sharing community Uploaded.to has also shut down its US file-sharing traffic, but remains accessible outside the US. If you attempt to access Uploaded.to from a US IP address you are now greeted with a message saying “Our service is currently unavailable in...

Authorities Investigate Justice Department Website Hacking
2012-01-21 05:30:27

Federal authorities are investigating a potential cyberattack on the Justice Department website late Thursday evening -- attacks believed to have been in retaliation for the shutting down of file-sharing website Megaupload.com, according to various media reports. USA Today writers Kevin Johnson and Byron Acohido said that the Justice Department homepage was back online Friday, and that federal law enforcement said that they believed that the FBI-maintained website was targeted due to the...

Anonymous Retaliation For Megaupload Takedown Continues
2012-01-20 12:58:44

Hacktivists from the group Anonymous are claiming responsibility for taking down the U.S. Department of Justice's website, along with other websites involved in the shutdown of Megaupload. Anonymous said it also brought down the websites of Universal Music Group, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) and the U.S. Copyright Office and the Utah Chiefs of Police Association The group posted the logo for Megauplaod.com, a top...

Feds Shut Down Megaupload
2012-01-20 06:16:11

Megaupload, one of the top file-sharing websites on the internet, was shut down as the US Justice Department and FBI arrested the founder and several company officials. CEO Kim Dotcom, also known as Kim Schmitz and Mathias Ortmann Chief Technology Officer were arrested in Auckland, New Zealand as well as Bram van der Kolk head of programming and Finn Batato chief marketing officer at the request of the United States government. Julius Bencko, the site´s graphic designer, Sven...

2010-11-30 08:49:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Save an amazing $69.99 on this special holiday promotion. You will get 3 months free of Megaupload and Megavideo premium membership (value of $19.99) when purchasing EZVIEW - Wireless USB PC/Laptop to TV streamer, bundled for only $109.00. To sweeten the deal, EZAir Wireless will also add a free HDMI cable to each unit and will ship the EZVIEW free to your door. EZAir wireless has also extended the promotion to be available to UK and European...