Latest news coming from the Twitter that Leaseweb has wiped all the Megaupload servers and Kim Dotcom’s defense case user data & crucial evidence also destroyed.
From the tweet of Kim Dotcom, he is feeling VERY BAD after this news and posted a list of tweets about this.
- VERY BAD NEWS: #Leaseweb has wiped ALL #Megaupload servers. All user data & crucial evidence for our defense destroyed “without warning”.
- While @EFF is fighting for the rights of #Megaupload users in U.S. court #Leaseweb has taken it upon themselfs to play judge & executioner.
- Millions of personal #Megaupload files, petabytes of pictures, backups, personal & business property forever destroyed by #Leaseweb
- This is the largest data massacre in the history of the Internet caused by the U.S. government, the Department of Justice & #Leaseweb.
- While #Carpathia has chosen to store #Megaupload servers in a warehouse to protect the data from destruction #Leaseweb has done the opposite
- #Leaseweb has NOT warned us about deleting #Megaupload servers. They informed us TODAY that servers were deleted on February 1st, 2013.
- Our lawyers have repeatedly asked #Leaseweb not to delete #Megaupload servers while court proceedings are pending in the U.S.
- #Leaseweb has simply ignored the rights of millions of #Megaupload users. The data belonged to THEM. Are you hosting servers with #Leaseweb?
- This is a sad day for the Internet. I’m so very sorry that #Megaupload user data in Europe is now irreversibly lost. I’m in tears #Leaseweb
- We asked the DOJ to release some of #Megaupload‘s frozen assets to buy ALL servers. They refused. Now the data stored at #Leaseweb is gone.
From the above tweets of Kimdotcom, it is clear that he is feeling really bad about the server wipe out
Apparently, the servers have been wiped on February 1, 2013, but Kim Dotcom has only now been informed of the action.
Dotcom, who made a fortune from his file-sharing service Megaupload, is currently under a federal investigation launched by the US Department of Justice after by police raided his home. He is currently free on bail in New Zealand, and is wanted in the US on criminal charges for facilitating copyright fraud on a massive scale, racketeering and money-laundering, which carries maximum sentence of 20 years. His extradition trail is set for August.
US authorities claim Megaupload cost copyright holders upwards of $500 million in lost revenues because of content illegally uploaded to its servers. The Department of Justice also believes Dotcom illegally earned $175 million by selling ads and subscriptions on the site.