AN OUTFIT claiming to be the hacktivist group Anonymous appears to have launched its own filesharing web site called Anonyupload.com.
The news comes shortly after Megaupload was taken down and Filesonic stopped all filesharing activities. The web site is only partially functional so far, with only the social networking and Paypal buttons working.
It says, "We are setting up servers. Each user gets a FTPs access, which can be used to safely transfer files. We hope to launch the online version of the site in less than 3 days. (On Wednesday, January 25). For your safety, our infrastructure will be out of the U.S. jurisdiction (Russia)."
It has a special shout out to the founder of Megaupload, Kim Dotcom, who is waiting to hear a delayed ruling on his bail after having been arrested in New Zealand. Its web site addresses including www.anonyupload.com, anonyupload.com and www.anonyvideo.com all return errors at the time of writing, but we took a screenshot earlier.
Although Anonyupload claims to be "100 [per cent] Anonymous", we have found nothing to confirm that this is the case. The Paypal donation button on the web site makes us think it could be pranksters aiming to make a quick buck out of the anarchist Anonymous name.
The Anonymous Central Twitter account said:
For everyone asking if anonyupload.com is legit or not, we don't know. You will have to test it yourself.— Anonymous Operations (@Anon_Central) January 23, 2012
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