[LINK] SMH: 'Megaupload closure hits legitimate users'
jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Tue Jan 24 15:34:29 EST 2012
At 08:56 AM 23/01/2012, Roger Clarke wrote:
>[Article below on 'Megaupload closure as cloud failure'.
What's that old saying, the Internet is built so when one part fails,
another takes over?
Anonyupload: faceless group steps in after Kim Dotcom's arrest
January 24, 2012 - 1:14PM
The loose-knit hacking group Anonymous is attempting to replace the
fire-sharing website Megaupload, following the latter's demise at the
hands of the FBI.
Servers are being set up in Russia, according to the new website's
welcome page, to provide an alternative file-sharing service called
Megaupload.com was shut down by the FBI in the early hours of Friday
(AEST) after charges were laid against seven individuals, three of
which were arrested in New Zealand, including Megaupload's
Members purporting to be from the Anonymous group have now set up
Anonyupload and have called for supporters to join the group in
hosting services in a decentralised fashion to "ensure the safety" of
users and "rapid transfer" of files. The new site was registered on
Monday and says it will be "launched" on January 25.
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