A few days ago, it looked like the hacker group Anonymous was planning to launch a file sharing web site, Anonyupload, that would try to take the place of the recently shut down Megaupload. Now it looks like the site isn't being endorsed or run by the main Anonymous group after all. On Tuesday, the AnonOps Twitter site posted up a new message: "We have NO affiliation with this site, and by the looks of it, this is a SCAM."
In response, the Anonyupload site has now been updated to read, "We are not Anonymous Member, but we defend the anonymity. IT'S NOT FAKE ! IT'S NOT A SCAM!." In addition, the site's Paypal account has apparently been removed which will make donations for the site harder to receive.
In any case, this site appears to be the work of either one person or a very small group that is trying more to prove a point than to really launch a professional file sharing web site. Whether it is a scam or not, it's not likely to last.
In the meantime, the real Anonymous group has continued to launch cyber attacks on other web sites. Informationweek.com reports that on Wednesday, Anonymous took credit with shutting down the the official website of France's president Nicolas Sarkozy along with the official website of the Virginia State Police.