OBoom.com is a file locker which we have detailed in this blog as hosting illegal pornography. However OBoom also hosts large amounts of copyright infringing mainstream content such as Television Programs, Software and Movies.
This week OBoom was finally deprived of credit card processing. The only payment options left are Paysafe Card, Bitcoin, Webmoney or Vorkasse which are not used by the majority of people who visit the site.
As we have seen with other file lockers who have their merchant accounts closed, the site will soon run into financial difficulty as sales plummet, uploaders stop getting paid on time and server fees are not met. It costs a lot of money to host as much illegal and infringing content as OBoom, so without the convenience of credit card payments or popular payment processing options such as Paypal, the site will soon face severe problems.
Update: 13th September 2014: Oboom added reseller Premium Issuer in order to accept credit cards, however now Premium Issuer are unable to process credit card payments.