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  1. #1
    WHT-BR Top Member
    Data de Ingresso
    Dec 2010

    [EN] LeaseWeb manteve 630 servidores do Megaupload por 1 ano sem receber pagamento

    Segundo matéria da BBC, a figuraça Kim Dotcom ficou com raiva ao saber que a partir de fevereiro de 2013 a Leaseweb começou a reprovisionar os 630 servidores alugados para a Megaupload, após mais de 1 ano sem receber nenhum pagamento. Alegadamente o megacrocodilo chorou ao saber que os arquivos dos usuários tinham se perdido para sempre, acusando a ação da LeaseWeb de maior massacre de dados da história da Internet.

    Nos EUA, a Megaupload usava 1.100 servidores da Carpathia Hosting.

    A huge amount of Megaupload data has been deleted by a European hosting firm, founder Kim Dotcom has revealed.

    He called it the "largest data massacre in the history of the internet," saying that millions of users' personal files had been lost.

    US authorities shut down Megaupload last year, accusing Mr Dotcom of helping people share movies and music illegally.

    Dutch firm LeaseWeb said that it needed to "reprovision the servers".

    It said that it had maintained the 630 servers at its own expense since Megaupload was shut down in January 2012, following raids led by the US authorities.

    "After a year of nobody showing any interest in the servers and the data we considered our options... we commenced the re-provisioning of the servers in February 2013, it said in a blog post.

    In tears

    But on Twitter, Mr Dotcom said that his lawyers "had repeatedly asked LeaseWeb not to delete Megaupload servers while court proceedings are pending in the US".

    He said that he was never warned about the deletion, adding that the loss of the files had reduced him to tears.

    This is disputed by LeaseWeb who claim that it did inform him.

    The deleted servers represent only a small fraction of those leased by Megaupload, to provide storage space for users.

    In North America alone, the firm leased 1,100 servers from Carpathia Hosting while Cogent Communications Group also provided servers.
    Legal battle

    Mr Dotcom said he still had the support of these two companies.

    US internet rights group are demanding that the Megaupload files be preserved so that users can regain access to personal material such as photos and videos.

    Mr Dotcom is currently free on bail in New Zealand where he is fighting extradition to the US to face charges of copyright fraud.

    The long-running legal battle has been hit by multiple delays. The raid on the entrepreneur's home, during which computers, hard drives and documents were seized, was deemed illegal by a New Zealand court in June last year.

    Mr Dotcom has denied the charges, saying he could not be held responsible for what was stored on Megaupload which simply offered a storage service to users.
    BBC News - Kim Dotcom angry after Megaupload files deleted
    Última edição por 5ms; 20-06-2013 às 09:50.

  2. #2
    WHT-BR Top Member
    Data de Ingresso
    Dec 2010

    LeaseWeb: Statement on former client MegaUpload

    June 19, 2013 | Author Alex de Joode (Senior Regulatory Counsel)

    On Twitter today we saw Kim Dotcom tweeting some statements saying LeaseWeb wiped data from dedicated servers formerly in use by his storage service MegaUpload. I think this calls for a reaction.

    First of all, we appreciate the long period of time MegaUpload has been a valued customer. Secondly, we hope Kim Dotcom will succeed in copying his success and his innovative business ideas to his new storage market initiative.

    630 dedicated servers

    Having said this, let me explain what happened in the last couple of months. Although we didn’t mention the client name before officially, we now feel we have to respond. When Megaupload was taken offline, 60 servers owned by MegaUpload were directly confiscated by the FIOD and transported to the US. Next to that, MegaUpload still had 630 rented dedicated servers with LeaseWeb. For clarity, these servers were not owned by MegaUpload, they were owned by LeaseWeb. For over a year these servers were being stored and preserved by LeaseWeb, at its own costs. So for over one whole year LeaseWeb kept 630 servers available, without any request to do so and without any compensation.

    LeaseWeb has 60,000 servers under its management and more than 15,000 clients worldwide. The storage of the 630 servers – while a relatively small burden – must serve a purpose. During the year we stored the servers and the data, we received no request for access nor any request to retain the data. After a year of nobody showing any interest in the servers and data we considered our options. We did inform MegaUpload about our decision to re-provision the servers.

    MegaUpload didn’t respond

    As no response was received, we commenced the re-provisioning of the servers in February 2013. To minimize security risks and maximize the privacy of our clients, it is a standard procedure at LeaseWeb to completely clean servers before they are offered to any new customer.

    We absolutely regret the setbacks Kim Dotcom has had since MegaUpload was taken offline, but we hope he as an entrepreneur will understand our side of the story and the decisions deliberately taken.

    LeaseWeb: Statement on former client MegaUpload - LeaseWeb Blog

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