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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OBoom: Merchant Accounts Closed

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.

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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.

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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.

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FileOM: Offline and unlikely to return

From early July we began to target FileOM and it’s payment processing arrangements. We explored the site’s piracy of more than a million webcam videos – with over 18,000 videos shared from just one site – and then once the site lost it’s credit card processing in August we wrote about the failed attempt by Xerver to buy the site.

Now more than a month since all forms of payment processing were terminated the site is offline. FileOM may be simply restructuring under new hosting arrangements but we currently believe that they have failed to pay their hosting fees. Currently all servers used by the site are unreachable.

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Time will tell if FileOM is able to be recovered, however forums and blogs are already removing links to files on the site.

Yonzy: All Payment Processing Terminated

Recently we discussed a new file locker called Yonzy. This site hosted copyright infringing content and was owned by IMGAH.COM owner Jesse Grandbois.

The site now has no forms of payment processing as both Payza and Skrill have intervened to close this merchant’s accounts.

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We’ll keep a close eye on this site and act quickly if new payment processing methods are added.

FileInz – A File Locker in Trouble

FileInz.com came into being during the middle of this year. It’s one of dozens of file lockers who promote their service to pirates on the home of piracy webmasters and thieves, WJunction.

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Like most file lockers, FileInz pays uploaders based on the number of downloads they receive.

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Since launching there has been an exponential growth in the number of links to FileInz from piracy source domains, such as piracy forums, blogs, link lists, link dumps and file search engines.

Rapid Growth in Piracy

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The above chart shows the growth in the number of piracy links and linking piracy domains based on the posts placed on those linking domains by pirates.

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