UltraMegaBit: A Crime Committed on American Soil

Kim Dotcom, owner of MegaUpload, had a lot of money, he is a resident of New Zealand and a citizen of the European Union having been born in Germany. None of this protected him from police storming through his front door as a long investigation into MegaUpload culminated in a spectacular early morning raid that frightened Kim Dotcom so much that he scarpered off to a safe room in a state of sheer panic.

Rudy Corella, owner of UltraMegaBit, does not have a lot of money, he is a resident and citizen of the United States of America based in California.

Rudy Corella is currently engaged in the facilitation of copyright theft on a grand scale. His file hosting service, UltraMegaBit.com, sits in the back yard of Hollywood, the US Music Industry, the US Software Industry and an FBI field office within spitting distance.

An investigation by the Stop File Lockers project reveals commercial copyright theft of a grand scale occuring on the servers of UltraMegaBit. We have also posted two instalments on this new file host and we are somewhat surprised at how quickly this host has become a veritable nest of copyright infringement.

In the first two months of operation UltraMegaBit had already attracted the attention of the film studios and other content producers. The Google Transparency Report shows that several large rights holders have already noticed copyright infringement on the site.

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From the very beginning of UltraMegaBit’s operation, large powerful rights holders were investigating copyright infringement taking place on the site.

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FileMates Part III: The Sell Off.

FileMates.com have been looked at extensively on this blog. In fact when we first looked at them they were happily hosting pirate movies, software, pornography and music. As with so many of our targets they promptly lost Paypal payment processing and then they rose from the ashes like a Phoenix, so we took a second look at the site.

UPDATE: April 21, 2013: FileMates has been shut down by their hosting provider.

ping ns235194.ovh.net
PING ns235194.ovh.net (178.33.122.17): 56 data bytes
Request timeout for icmp_seq 0
Request timeout for icmp_seq 1
Request timeout for icmp_seq 2
Request timeout for icmp_seq 3
Request timeout for icmp_seq 4

File Mates have burned through all of their available options for processing payments. They simply do not have any other option than to cash out on the site and the sum they are seeking is a whopping $60,000.

File Mates claim that “We started on march with 9000 income and we reached on June 38000″ they then go on to say “These prices are in EUROS… so above you see estimated dollars amount!”

It seems crime has been paying for these commercial copyright thieves. However now, without payment processing options, they are forced to try and sell the site. All this while affiliates and uploaders are crying about not being paid by the site.

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Read on for more about the great File Mates swindle.

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