Thursday, January 26, 2012

Anonymous Denies Links to MegaUpload Clone

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With now out of the picture, people claiming to be connected to the hacktivist group Anonymous are claiming that they will launch an online locker site of their own called

The news came just after file sharing site Filesonic has disabled its function and MegaUpload was taken down. The website, which is not fully-functional at this time, only has Paypal and social networking buttons working. When you visit the site, you will be greeted with a landing page that requests for funding. The site’s builders posted a statement, saying that they are hoping it to be online by January 25 if they have the proper funding.

AnonyUpload promises to offer users the same services as of that of MegaUpload, enabling users to share files by uploading them to the site.

Anonymous, the hack-attack group famous for its distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on corporate websites and its activism regarding freedom of speech, posted a tweet denying any link to the website.

“FYI – We have NO affiliation with this site, and by the looks of it, this is a SCAM –,” tweeted @YourAnonNews.

Computer security experts said that whether or not Anonymous truly created the AnonyUpload website, it should be avoided. “My advice would be to avoid the AnonyUpload site, and certainly not donate any money,” writes Sophos’ Graham Cluley. “You don’t know whose pockets you might be lining, and as AnonyUpload’s own blurb makes clear there are ‘many reasons’ why their service is ‘not good.’”


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