February 23rd, 2012

MegaUpload Founder’s Freedom Comes at a Price

Former digital storage locker mogul Kim “Kim Dotcom” Schmitz is now a free man, having being granted bail Wednesday morning New Zealand time. Mr. Schmitz was allowed to go free because the presiding judge ruled that there is a lack of evidence that he had any means to flee New Zealand. The two previous judges [...]

February 9th, 2012

MegaUpload Founder’s Mansion Seized

New Zealand authorities have seized the mansion of MegaUpload founder, Kim “Kim Dotcom” Schmitz, reports the New Zealand Herald. Mr. Schmitz’s wife and family are not currently residing in this mansion, instead living in one of the smaller properties the digital storage locker mogul owns. An official with the New Zealand government told the Herald [...]

February 3rd, 2012

MegaUpload Chief Denied Bail

The High Court in New Zealand has denied bail to MegaUpload founder and chief executive, Kim “Kim Dotcom” Schmitz, ruling that he might try and flee the country. Mr. Schmitz denies these charges, stating that he has no intention of fleeing the country as he wants to be with his family and attempt to recover [...]

January 31st, 2012

MegaUpload to Hold Off Deleting Data for Another Two Weeks

Data stored on MegaUpload’s servers was expected to be destroyed late this week, but according to the Washington Post the company has secured a two week reprieve from hosting companies. “It is our understanding that the hosting companies may begin deleting the contents of the servers beginning as early as February 2, 2012,” U.S. District [...]

January 27th, 2012

Two MegaUpload Executives Get Bail

A New Zealand judge has granted bail to two executives of MegaUpload. Bram van der Kolk, 29 year old Dutch national, and German Finn Batato, 38, who were arrested last Friday along with MegaUpload’s founder, Kim “Kim Dotcom” Schmitz were freed on bail late Thursday evening. A bail hearing for another MegaUpload associate, Mathias Ortman, [...]

January 26th, 2012

MegaUpload Users Planning Lawsuit Over Lost Data

A herd of former MegaUpload users are planning on suing the FBI over data lost in the shutdown of the digital storage locker. The effort is being spearheaded by the Pirates of Catalonia and the international umbrella group of the Pirate Party — Pirates International. “The widespread damage caused by the sudden closure of Megaupload [...]

January 24th, 2012

After MegaUpload Shutdown, a ‘Chilling’ Effect for Digital Storage Lockers

The shutdown of Hong Kong owned, but U.S based, MegaUpload last week has sent a ‘chilling’ effect through the digital storage locker industry with a number of websites limiting functionality or blocking American users in order to prevent action from being taken against them. FileSonic, a large but not as popular digital locker, has modified [...]

January 20th, 2012

Security Researcher Warns of Hyperlink based DDoS attack

A security consultant with Sophos systems is warning that users may be inadvertently participating in the DDoS assault against various .gov websites by clicking on a link being circulated by the hacker collective. In a blog post on Sophos’ “Naked Security” blog, Sophos’ Graham Cluley says that members of Anonymous distributed links via social media [...]

January 20th, 2012

MegaUpload: We Want Our Site Back

MegaUpload, which was shutdown Thursday over allegations of copyright infringement, is attempting to get its servers back and get the website back online according to the company’s lawyer. “The company is looking at its legal options for getting back its servers and its domain and getting its servers back up online,” Megaupload’s lawyer Ira Rothken [...]

January 19th, 2012

MegaUpload Shutdown on Copyright Infringement Grounds, Anonymous Responds

Less than twenty four hours after a number of websites turned off their lights to protest the American Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), the FBI has shutdown digital storage locker MegaUpload and arrested its owner Kim “Kim DotCom” Schmitz on charges of piracy and conspiracy. Mr. Schmitz and three others were arrested earlier today in [...]