Former digital storage locker service MegaUpload was not only popular among Internet ‘civilians’, but also officials from the U.S Department of Justice and Senate according to new revelations from the site’s proprietor Kim “Kim Dotcom” Schmitz.
“Guess what – we found a large number of Mega accounts from U.S Government officials including the Department of Justice and the US Senate,” Mr. Schmitz told TorrentFreak.
While MegaUpload was a haven for copyright infringement, many used the service to simply store personal files in the cloud – ostensibly what the referenced U.S Government officials were doing. In order to allow users to retrieve their files, MegaUpload and the Electronic Freedom Foundation (EFF) have been cooperating with the Department of Justice to separate innocent from infringing.
“Megaupload’s legal team is working hard to reunite our users with their data. We are negotiating with the Department of Justice to allow all Mega users to retrieve their data,” said Mr. Schmitz.
“EFF continues to identify more people who have lost access to legitimate personal files. Our goal is to help them get their files back as quickly and efficiently as possible,” added EFF staff attorney Julie Samuels in an interview with TorrentFreak.
“I hope we will soon have permission to give [the U.S Government officials] and the rest of our users access to their files,” said Mr. Schmitz.