This little pig built his house from straw, so I huffed and I puffed and I blew his house down!
PigSonic was one of many illegal file lockers processing through Paypal. It offered generous incentives for people to upload copyright material. It also hosted music, movies, pirate software and pornography.
UPDATE: 6th July 2012 PigSonic have had their Paypal accounts terminated. All funds have been frozen for 180 days and in that time they cannot withdraw or transfer funds. They may no longer process any payments through Paypal.
UPDATE: 8th July 2012 PigSonic have switched to another Paypal account to bypass their previous termination by Paypal. They have also upgraded their affiliate/uploader offer to $140 per 1000 downloads! This is really going to have people uploading loads of copyright and illegal content hoping to profit.
Below is a PigSonic screenshot re-assuring people that everything will be ok with Paypal. It seems right now they are using another Paypal account to accept payments (as of 8th July 2012).
Read on for more about Pig Sonic
Like so many other illegal file lockers, PigSonic attracted uploaders of content with generous offers, like the one below from a popular forum.
UPDATE: 8th July 2012 PigSonic upgraded their affiliate/uploader offer to $140 per 1000 downloads! This is really going to have people uploading loads of copyright and illegal content hoping to profit.
It made money by selling premium memberships which allowed unrestricted and high speed downloads for users.
However now you can’t buy a membership because we have cut off their payment processing thanks to the hard work of Paypal.
Hopefully these guys will learn, crime and piracy doesn’t pay.