The world’s biggest online file hosting service has been accused of storing sensitive data in the dark web, in an attempt to shield users from security breaches.
The site is known as Megaupload, but the site has since been taken down, and Megauload is no longer accessible.
The service, which has been described by some as the largest file-sharing website, stored files for the likes of Apple, Netflix and other US firms.
Megaupload was the subject of a massive US criminal investigation that was launched in February, but was ultimately dropped when authorities realized the evidence was insufficient to convict the site’s operators.
Authorities also said Megauplocks site could not be accessed without the company’s knowledge, and the company had to comply with gag orders to avoid being arrested.
However, the FBI was able to gain access to Megauloads servers through a court order and was able obtain the data.FBI Director James Comey has said that Megaulks server may have been breached, and he has said Megaopload had been compromised by “an adversary”.
“This is one of the biggest, most successful criminal enterprises in history.
It’s hard to imagine it not being able to do something like this,” Comey told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday.”
We have an adversary.
We know who they are.
They’ve been watching this site for a long time,” he said.”
I’m confident we have an opportunity to bring them to justice, because they will not stop.”‘
This is a serious problem’The FBI has also been investigating the Megaulets alleged cyber-crime, which reportedly involves a criminal enterprise using the Megacomputers servers to steal customer data.
“In the last six months, we have seen a significant increase in the number of attacks against this site,” the FBI said in a statement.
“This attack on the Megamax website is a significant example of this, as this type of criminal activity requires a sophisticated network of individuals.”
It said that the data that was stolen was valuable, but that the FBI had no way of verifying the authenticity of the information.
“As a result, we are unable to determine how much data was stolen, or the extent of the damage that has been done to the site,” it said.
In January, the US Department of Justice filed a civil lawsuit against Megauclones owner Kim Dotcom, saying that Megamix was part of an organized criminal enterprise, and that it had been used to distribute copyrighted content.
However it was only recently that the DOJ revealed that it was able “to link Megaucom’s criminal enterprise to Megamox.”
“This criminal enterprise uses the Megamiicom network to distribute a vast quantity of pirated movies and music files across the globe,” the Justice Department said.
“It has also engaged in an extensive network of extortion, fraud and embezzlement schemes.”
“The United States Government is confident that Megacommons criminal enterprise has been dismantled, and this investigation has exposed an extensive criminal network.”