LeaseWeb wipes MegaUploads data!

Reece-DM

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Kim Dotcom: All Megaupload servers 'wiped out without warning in data massacre

Kim Dotcom has accused the US government and Leaseweb, one of the hosting providers of former file-sharing site Megaupload, of deleting millions of personal files "without warning."

#Leaseweb has NOT warned us about deleting #Megaupload servers. They informed us TODAY that servers were deleted on February 1st, 2013.
The information stored on the dormant servers
 
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Daniel

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If they were not paying the bill and the contract has been terminated, LeaseWeb has no reason to keep the data on that hardware.
 

AnthonySmith

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If they were not paying the bill and the contract has been terminated, LeaseWeb has no reason to keep the data on that hardware.
Unless they had a legally binding court order however as that is unlikely they have a business to run and it is not their responsibility to keep the data for an undefined period of time. 
 

Reece-DM

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If they were not paying the bill and the contract has been terminated, LeaseWeb has no reason to keep the data on that hardware.
Of course, that's how many of us operate and considering the quantity of servers involved here I'm surprised they wasn't shut off sooner. rather than in February.

But there also comes into consideration LW was aware of the current situation Megaupload/Kim were in and with assets being siezed by the US obviously didn't help.

One thing I am wondering: We all know that Kim may of got his money seized but that was over a year ago and he was given money back along with the re-launch of "Mega" he sure has made a few quid since then. So why didn't he look at paying the bills for his H/W which are "So valuable" to him and Megauploads clients. and lastly he's blaming Leaseweb, I'd give LW a big fat high five to be honest.
 

Daniel

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Of course, that's how many of us operate and considering the quantity of servers involved here I'm surprised they wasn't shut off sooner. rather than in February.

But there also comes into consideration LW was aware of the current situation Megaupload/Kim were in and with assets being siezed by the US obviously didn't help.

One thing I am wondering: We all know that Kim may of got his money seized but that was over a year ago and he was given money back along with the re-launch of "Mega" he sure has made a few quid since then. So why didn't he look at paying the bills for his H/W which are "So valuable" to him and Megauploads clients. and lastly he's blaming Leaseweb, I'd give LW a big fat high five to be honest.
I wonder if LeaseWeb actually scrubbed the drives or just re-partitioned them. If its the latter, I would love to be a LeaseWeb customer who gets one.
 

kaniini

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I wonder if LeaseWeb actually scrubbed the drives or just re-partitioned them. If its the latter, I would love to be a LeaseWeb customer who gets one.
Hmm, maybe I should buy a couple of LeaseWeb servers and see what I get on the drives...

I suspect a lot of dedi providers play fast and loose with wiping data actually.  I have gotten drives that had valid filesystems on them before from some providers.
 

Daniel

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Hmm, maybe I should buy a couple of LeaseWeb servers and see what I get on the drives...

I suspect a lot of dedi providers play fast and loose with wiping data actually.  I have gotten drives that had valid filesystems on them before from some providers.
The only time I've ever got a drive with a mountable filesystem of a previous customer was a datashack drive. 
 
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