Rapidgator: Uncontrolled Piracy

Rapidgator is one of the worst piracy sites on the planet. It’s owners directly profit from the theft of IP and encourage such theft through affiliations with piracy forums and the payment of uploaders. Rapidgator is part of a criminal conspiracy to distribute copyright infringing and illegal content and it’s owners deal in the proceeds of this crime every day.

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Like almost every illegal file locker, Rapidgator pays uploaders based on the number of downloads their files receive or rewards them with a commission when someone seeking out pirate content joins the site. Below is a screenshot of their rewards page.

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Rapidagtor are able to process payments for memberships to the site using every major credit card. Mastercard, Visa, and Amercian Express.

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Rapidgator is a criminal operation. It’s sole purpose is to infringe upon the copyright of large and small rights holders. It has formed alliances with major piracy forums and pays uploaders rewards based on the performance of their files.

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Keep2Share and FileBoom. More Illegal Pornography.

We have looked closely at Keep2Share and FileBoom, both file lockers run by the same persons. We have also examined the large amount of television and movie piracy on Keep2Share as well as the illegal pornography being shared on Keep2Share. We have even highlighted the extensive software piracy on Keep2Share

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Keep2Share lost their credit card merchant account due to the content that they hosted, however the owners of FileBoom and Keep2Share have learnt nothing by the experience. In the past 24 hours we have completely re-indexed both sites and have come across some disturbing content.

Membership to FileBoom can be purchased directly on the site with Visa or Mastercard. Membership of Keep2Share can be purchased through resellers using both Visa and Mastercard.

Illegal Pornography on FileBoom

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Keep2Share, FileBoom & MoneyPlatform Network Details

This post will look closely at the network of sites that engage in extensive piracy and the sharing of illegal content. This network is comprised of Keep2Share.cc (also known as k2s.cc), FileBoom.me (also known as fboom.me) and MoneyPlatform.biz.

Keep2Share and FileBoom are file lockers. Users are paid based on the number of downloads their uploads receive. This is a huge incentive to upload copyright infringing and illegal content. The affiliate program for both sites is run through a website called MoneyPlatform.biz

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The Network

These three sites are easily tied together using analysis of the network infrastructure they use. We have been able to identify network relationships between the sites and their various hosts and servers. [Read more...]

UltraMegaBit.com UploadTo.Us Television Piracy

We have explored the rampant piracy on UltraMegaBit, which has now changed identity to UploadTo.Us, several times on this blog. We have detailed the criminal exploits of Rudy Corella, the loss of merchant accounts and the change of name of the site.

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One thing that remains constant is the uncontrolled piracy that takes place on this site. Happy to receive traffic from dozens of piracy forums and blogs, UltraMegaBit / UploadTo.us profits from the theft of content.

In this blog entry we explore how UploadTo.Us is now processing credit card payments again and how the site shares copyright television shows to paying members. You can get access to as much pirated content as you want with your Visa or Mastercard.

Television Piracy

UltraMegaBit.com / UploadTo.Us is a hub for unmitigated television piracy. No sooner are DMCA notices issued to take down content, the content is re-uploaded and available again. The owners of this site are not being held accountable for this disregard of content rights holders.

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FIleOM out of business – Xerver takes over

After losing access to all forms of credit card payment processing, FileOM have gone broke. Some reports are that more than $150,000 is owed to affiliates.

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However that is not the end for FileOM as it has been taken over by Xerver.co. At this stage it is unclear if Xerver will transfer all files across to Xerver or keep FileOM running as it is. What is clear is that Xerver have merged all affiliates to their platform.

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We have already targeted FileOM and will now target Xerver in the same way.

Initially Xerver was a lower priority site for us, however with the acquisition of FileOM we have decided to give this site top priority and we will be working to shut down all forms of credit card processing for Xerver as quickly as possible.

UltraMegaBit changes identity after losing merchant accounts

UltraMegaBit faced a problem in mid July. It lost the ability to process payments via credit card.

It’s solution appears to be to rebrand as UPLOADTO.US and change it’s company name, however despite these cosmetic changes the site essentially remains the same.

All links to UltraMegaBit.com redirect to UPLOADTO.US. The site is still hosted by Choopa on the same IP block as before the change.

Below is how the site looked before the change.

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and below is how the site looks now.

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Rudy Corella still owns the UltraMegaBit domain and the new domain is owned by Mitosis Media Inc.

Hoanvinh Nguyenphouc is believed to be behind the Mitosis Media Inc entity.

In May 2008 Rudy Corella and his co-accused Hoanvinh Nguyenphouc were dealt with by way of civil penalty in the State of Washington for the NJC Software Scam.

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UltraMegaBit & Rudy Corella – Selling Pirated Porn

Rudy Corella, recently fined by the State of Washington for misleading and deceptive practices, is still at it.

He continues to profit from copyright infringing content, selling access to pirated porn from his UltraMegaBit file locker service.

Obviously his credit card processing falls into the high risk category, so we’ll be doing what we can to bring this issue to the attention of his bank and his credit card processor and acquirer.

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We’ve detected thousands of instances of copyright infringing pornographic material being distributed on UltraMegaBit.

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