Mega: Hypocrisy, Piracy and Porn

In a recently released report, focussing on the partnership between credit card companies and file lockers, Mega was named as one of the worst piracy sites in the world. In response, and showing the sheer arrogance of Kim Dotcom, Mega have decided to sue Netnames for defamation.

MEGA

We have been studying Mega since it first opened and we noticed piracy taking place on the site from the very beginning. Now 18 months on, the amount of piracy taking place on Mega is staggering, despite Mega not appearing to have pay per download program for uploaders.

Pirates monetise piracy taking place on Mega using ad networks that display an ad before redirecting users to pirated content. Such ad networks include adf.ly which displays an interstatial ad that cannot be bypassed before redirecting the user to the content being linked to.

Mega is a haven for piracy. Out of the top twenty sites (by number of links to Mega) most of them link to pirated content hosted on Mega.

Mega referring sites

Piracy on Mega

Frozen – Movie Piracy

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FileDais.com: Linked to ChayFile – Loses Payment Processing

FileDais.com, which is owned by the same person as ChayFile.com, has lost payment processing. As with ChayFile, the operator of this site thought he could get away with using Paypal, he couldn’t.

FileDais  Best File Hosting

FileDais  Best File Hosting

Error  Your purchase couldn t be completed  PayPal

As can be seen above the payment address is the same as that used on ChayFile.com. This file locker has run out of luck in more ways than one – they recently had a server suspended and we are working to shut off all of their hosting services.

ChayFile.com: Loses Payment Processing

A new up and coming file locker ChayFile has been deprived of payment processing. It is common knowledge that Paypal will not process for illegal file lockers, yet ChayFile decided to try their luck – last week their luck ran out.

ChayFile  Cloud File Storage

ChayFile  Cloud File Storage

Error  Your purchase couldn t be completed  PayPal

We will continue to target file lockers big and small to mitigate the huge amount of copyright infringement and distribution of illegal content that these sites engage in.

UPDATE 2nd December 2014: Chayfile has been shut down by their web host.

Account Suspended

UltraMegabit Penalised for Deceptive Practices.

Rudy Corella and his shady file locker UltraMegaBit.com have been penalised for deceptive practices. This is not the first time Rudy Corella has been taken to task by the Washington State.

In a statement released by the Washington State Attorney Generals department the following is outlined.

AG recovers $20K in settlement with Internet “file-locker” website, consumers to receive money from defendant
SEATTLE — The Washington State Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has recovered $20,000 from Rudy O. Corella, Jr., owner of Ultra Mega Corp to resolve allegations that Ultra Mega Corp engaged in a number of deceptive business practices in violation of the Washington state Consumer Protection Act.

Ultra Mega Corp, LLC (UMB) otherwise known as www.ultramegabit.com is a California corporation doing business via the Internet. UMB is a “file locker” — a website that stores files online and provides the opportunity for the files to be downloaded.

Unless a consumer purchases a membership, downloads are limited. Consumers may purchase memberships for $9.50 per month or $52 for six months.

The AGO alleges UMB failed to adequately disclose that member subscription plans automatically renew without the member’s approval. Additional deceptive business practices include:

• Failure to disclose that some content may be copyrighted and therefore illegal to download; and
• Implicitly leading members to believe they are accessing content legally on UMB by charging for access to that content.

“Ultra Mega Corp’s business model was confusing to consumers who are familiar with companies like Netflix or other companies that charge consumers a monthly fee to legally watch TV shows and movies,” said Assistant Attorney General Jake Bernstein, the lead on this case.

“The AGO investigation revealed that the most popular files stored on UMB are copyrighted works, such as TV shows and movies, that members can not legally download,” Bernstein said. “UMB members were unknowingly downloading copyrighted content illegally, opening themselves up to potential lawsuits by content owners, as occurred with Napster and the music industry.”

UMB does not provide any content on its own; rather, UMB pays affiliates to upload files that become available for UMB’s members to download. UMB actively solicits for and pays its affiliates up to $35 for every 1000 downloads that the affiliates’ files achieve.

The $20,000 recovered from Corella will go toward the AGO’S costs and fees.

Separately, Corella will email Washington state consumers who bought a premium membership between January 1, 2012 and November 20, 2013 and offer them a refund if they were charged for an automatically renewed membership that they did not want and did not make use of.

Consumers who bought memberships to this service, who do not hear from Corella, should file a complaint with the AGO.

Rudy Corella is the lead conspirator in the UltraMegaBit piracy outfit, owning the company. He has also had several run ins with the law over his dishonest activities such as his involvement with Elite Torrents and the sale of ScareWare fake antivirus products which misled consumers.

Run a piracy blog, forum or site ? We’ll stop you accepting donations.

As we further pursue pirates, we have continued to target piracy sites accepting donations.

Many pirates seek to offset server and web hosting costs by accepting donations using Paypal, Moneybookers, Payza and other methods. However using our sophisticated web crawling and detection methods we are making this much harder for the pirates.

Below is a list of sites which have lost the ability to receive donations using various methods.

vipersat.pl

d-snf.net

dd-peliculas.com

ultraforos.com

filmelita.com

premium24h.com

arabtruck.info

camalliforever.com

synapsemusic.net

wrathem.com

extremepirate.com

dl4training.com

rus-pearljam.blogspot.com

allcomicbooks.us

mexanime.info

hqsite.org

getmetal.org

emucr.com

pchatasi.com

ultimatefull.com

elosopanda.com

akiba-team.com

vipersat.pl

rockbillyboogie.blogspot.com

esdvx.com

todopelys.es

anime-sensei.net

ovagames.com

vipersat.pl

vipersat.pl

tudodeps3.com

ddlinkz.com

frenzyandroid.com

metalchesh.com

heaveniphone.com

psd4us.com

amadorahd.com

deejaymix.ro

androidum.blogspot.com

anidragon.net

acheibr.blogspot.com

anakonda.com.pl

animexz.com

hot-vagina.com

laresdj.com

lalokeraece.blogspot.com

capaspt.blogspot.com

latino-dvdrip.com

gamesfull.us

electroanimejp.net

darkhour24.blogspot.com

djayjongzki.blogspot.com

download70.blogspot.com

daisystrikesdk.blogspot.com

colecionadores-go.blogspot.com

download-game-consol.blogspot.com

data-comun.blogspot.com

cr7starwrestling.com

feetschan.org

asiancollect.blogspot.com

elajedrez.org

entrefantasmasybuffyverso.blogspot.com

dimitrydmt.blogspot.com

cribreak.com

cahtkjstemakudus.blogspot.com

e-rastrillo.blogspot.com

miftahshidiq.blogspot.com

megauploadagora.com.br

rincondelmangaycomic.blogspot.com

mayuyeros.me

onlyiplus.net

mcdrifter.com.ar

universalcovers.it

maspsp.eu

realmodscene.com

nds-extra.blogspot.com

promotionaluseonly2.blogspot.com

routeforthemonk.blog.com

proyecto-jos19.blogspot.com

wadpod-evolution.com

mymusiic.com

thedownloadfilm.blogspot.com

lusodiscos.net

makslee.com

tusbandassonoras.com

pclives.info

tuslibrosenlinea.blogspot.com

vidainformatica.com

neofighters.info

voyeurisfun.com

psyglobe.net

porngaytecas.blogspot.com

seriesenvena.com

pabiskylive.blogspot.com

nosoloanime.ch

insclub.biz

sekai-hentai.blogspot.com

mosh.ph

cloverdark.com

ganstarap.net

rafaelituz.com

shareunlimited.net

rossoscarlattofilm.blogspot.com

mega-downloads.eu

intermilancity.blogspot.com

elultimotrueno.com

millenium-down.blogspot.com

femdomforum.co.uk

solopelisdeestreno.blogspot.com

tuserie.com

lupindl.com

lennyteka.blogspot.com

gamerzheat.com

ibericawarez.com

gmrusaku.blogspot.com

onlypix.com

conestosiva.blogspot.com

serie-tvitalia.com

interfazdigital.com

knela-records.blogspot.com

escbaku2012.blogspot.com

busty-m.com

eurovisionartists.blogspot.com

fansofapk.com

vejatudobaixeaqui.com

piojosas.com

livesets-online.com

itcpedia.com

best-moviez.ws

veverel.ru

avorg.net

oneclickeverything.com

oskhmer.com

regmo.blogspot.com

palasaca.es

censuradoveg.blogspot.com

filetrack.blogspot.com

noxonsoftwares.blogspot.com

juegosparawindows.com

downloadw.blogspot.com

filevirtual.blogspot.com

3dmodelsdownload.net

film-subtitle-indonesia.blogspot.com

giocosenzatrucco.blogspot.com

smwcentral.net

mynavi-expert.pl

ancientchinese.net

obifull.blogspot.com

andersonborges200.blogspot.com

inmassmind.blogspot.com

kikuslirus.blogspot.com

xboxforum.pl

sakuraanimes.com.br

pyload.org

emulasyonturkiye.org

tusportables.com.ar

hirntot.org

esferabit.com

descargar-full-apk-android.blogspot.com.ar

mugenguild.com

dosyaindirelim.com

fangtangji.com

bbwchatzone.com

apolis.it

bizzentte.com

biteyourapple.net

teenwolfitalia.com

blacklionmusic.com

descargalosimple.com

nido.org

ahmety.com

osiol.com.pl

morai-subs.info

mynavi-expert.pl

cs-slupsk.pl

afinewshq.com

caborgedownload.blogspot.com

truequevirtuales.blogspot.com

superhitsmp3.blogspot.com

ahmety.com

dublaseries.tv

thehouseofportable.blogspot.com

gamezoneguatemala.com

kaishii-fansub.com

ebookforchildren-baby.blogspot.com

z750.org

biteyourapple.net

nembiakbujat.blogspot.com

bolivianhairmetalforever.blogspot.com

mugenguild.com

thehouseofportable.blogspot.com

blindtec.net

skidrowallgames.com

elvacilonmusical.com

blogdopaulinhoh.blogspot.com

turomsnds.com

vdjsmexico.blogspot.com

sickworldmusic.com

happydjs.com

guilhermecaps.com

dvdadvdr.com

librosgratiss.blogspot.com

fulltorrent.org

skvmovies.com

eslared.blogspot.com

peseditblog.com

xav91wii.fr

mynavi-expert.pl

intercambiosyanime.blogspot.com

xboxforum.pl

ddmutv.com

mynavi-expert.pl

movie-hq.com

music-decadance.blogspot.com

tododirectofull.blogspot.com

detodoprogramacion.com

veyaa.com

planetavago.com

We will continue to monitor these sites and work to remove payment processing from any which choose to re-instate accounts or attempt to create new accounts

More Sites Lose Payment Processing

The following sites have lost payment processing accounts since the 20th December.

0daymusic.org

24uploads.com

3xmovie.net

afilez.com

akafile.com

allanimedownloads.com

animecloud.me

arabloads.com

asianload.com

banashare.com

bayfiles.net

carrier.so

city-upload.com

daclips.com

darkanime.org

dvdrip-audiolatinos.com

euroshare.eu

filejungle.com

filekom.com

freesendit.com

hellshare.com

idownloadlink.com

instantleech.com

magnovideo.com

mediafire.re

medofire.com

moviesub.xtgem.com

muchshare.net

multiupfile.com

mxua.com

nervesocket.com

nirafile.com

palsharing.com

project-free-upload.com

putdrive.com

qshare.com

sharemods.com

tetrafiles.com

uploadinc.com

We will continue to target infringing and illegal file lockers and sites within the file locker eco system and we will work towards the complete removal of all payment processing options for sites which support illegal file sharing.

Netload using Paypal again, however not for long.

The can be no doubt that Cyberlockers desire the ability to process payments through Paypal. No other payment system is as trusted by consumers worldwide.

Netload were terminated by Paypal last year after we gathered extensive evidence of their criminal behaviour.

However, it seems they did not learn from the experience of being denied Paypal, so they have decided to have another try, this time using the seemingly innocuous business name Antares Cloud Services Pte. Ltd.

Netload paypal

However we have quickly acted to have their account terminated and they can no longer receive payments via Paypal.

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We’d like to acknowledge the report provided to us via the Copy Control report piracy link which uncovered this deception by Netload.