Is Anonymous launching its own Megaupload site?

Anonymous went on a big cyber attack spree last week, shutting down a number of major government and entertainment trade group web sites in retaliation over the US government's shut down of the Megaupload file sharing web site. Now it appears that Anonymous, or at least a sub-section of the hacker group, wants to launch a file sharing site of their own.

The AnonyOps Twitter page posted up a note on Sunday that stated, "Fighting back - The completely Anonymous version of Megaupload." A link on the Twitter page goes to Anonyupload.com, which currently has a placeholder page describing what the organizers say they want to offer users; namely free file server space with no advertising.

The web site is currently looking for donations  to buy server space for their version of Megaupload. There's even a message directed to the now jailed founder of Megaupload, Kim Dotcom. It states:

Thank you DotCom for the past years of services. We hope you'll be released as soon as possible. Try to not make that amount of money next time, and it should be alright.

The placeholder page states that the servers will be based in Russia. Anonyupload claims to have a Wednesday, January 25 launch date in mind for the full site.

There's no telling if this web site is really a part of Anonymous or is just a hoax but if it's not we bet that government officials will do their best to shut it down quickly.

Thanks to nicias vandyck for the tip

Image via Anonyupload.com

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Their use of English on the website is atrocious, which further instils the probability of an individual or group of ****ed off kids whom think they have come up with a brilliant idea to make some money.

They may be from a non-English speaking country, however if they are serious about setting up shop, it would certainly be advisable for them to be serious about translation.

This looks like the hack job of someone in a high school. Either this is a scam, or their costs are going to be much more than they initially imagined and they shall end up with no money and no website in a few months and some very vociferous parents...

Neowin, you may wish to update your news post to reflect Anonymous' response on their twitter, before you persuade others to pay toward this.

Paypal has closed our account.
So, we will open Friday, because without money, we can't buy servers, bandwith. Trust me, we are not trying to SCAM people. Thank you ! We are setting up servers.
Each user gets a FTPs access, which can be used to safely transfer files.

For your safety, our infrastructure will be out of the U.S jurisdiction ( Russia ).

"YourAnonNews Anonymous
FYI - We have NO affiliation with this site, and by the looks of it, this is a SCAM - anonyupload.com" @YourAnonNews

For your safety, our infrastructure will be outside of US jurisdiction.

<facepalm>

A shame the domain name itself isn't outside US jurisdiction Stop buying .com domains you numpties!

Mentally 12-year old hacker who managed to get sites offline for few hours probably has IQ twice as yours, just saying. I am not saying that 12-year old kiddo is right and btw we don't know who that is because it is anonymous lol!

techguy77 said,
Mentally 12-year old hacker who managed to get sites offline for few hours probably has IQ twice as yours, just saying. I am not saying that 12-year old kiddo is right and btw we don't know who that is because it is anonymous lol!

IQ doesn't mean skills, knowledge or anything like that.
It's just about intelligence, not in the military sense of "intel", but just as in intellectual capability to process tasks of certain difficulty very fast and efficient.

Being able to DDOS has nothing to do with quick challenges other than ... nothing.
This more resides in "know how" country, but not in the farthest parts of it, if you get what I mean, DDOSing really isn't that hard to learn.

GS:mac

Exactly why should we trust our files with a couple of mentally 12-year old hackers who obviously has no life, so they go around destroying others?
Anon needs to be kicked into a jail cell and not come out until they've realized they're a bunch of ******s.

bgjerlow said,
Exactly why should we trust our files with a couple of mentally 12-year old hackers who obviously has no life, so they go around destroying others?
Anon needs to be kicked into a jail cell and not come out until they've realized they're a bunch of ******s.

Why all this f***ing hate? Anonymous themself has NOTHING to do with this...

haha omg they are so pathetic, yea thats right make websites that will hide you! and **** my life they just trying to get money out of other 12 year olds with a keyboard

Real Great at being Anonymous lmao. who the **** buys a domain name from yahoo.com still lmao bunch of attention media seeking script kiddies.

Domain Name.......... anonyupload.com
Creation Date........ 2012-01-23
Registration Date.... 2012-01-23
Expiry Date.......... 2013-01-23
Organisation Name.... Adrian Jesson
Organisation Address. PO Box 61359
Organisation Address.
Organisation Address. Sunnyvale
Organisation Address. 94088
Organisation Address. CA
Organisation Address. US

Admin Name........... Admin PrivateRegContact
Admin Address........ PO Box 61359
Admin Address........ registered post accepted only
Admin Address........ Sunnyvale
Admin Address........ 94088
Admin Address........ CA
Admin Address........ US
Admin Email..........
Admin Phone.......... +1.5105952002
Admin Fax............

Tech Name............ TECH PrivateRegContact
Tech Address......... PO Box 61359
Tech Address......... registered post accepted only
Tech Address......... Sunnyvale
Tech Address......... 94088
Tech Address......... CA
Tech Address......... US
Tech Email...........
Tech Phone........... +1.5105952002
Tech Fax.............
Name Server.......... yns1.yahoo.com
Name Server.......... yns2.yahoo.com

ShareShiz said,
Real Great at being Anonymous lmao. who the **** buys a domain name from yahoo.com still lmao bunch of attention media seeking script kiddies.

Domain Name.......... anonyupload.com
Creation Date........ 2012-01-23
Registration Date.... 2012-01-23
Expiry Date.......... 2013-01-23
Organisation Name.... Adrian Jesson
Organisation Address. PO Box 61359
Organisation Address.
Organisation Address. Sunnyvale
Organisation Address. 94088
Organisation Address. CA
Organisation Address. US

Admin Name........... Admin PrivateRegContact
Admin Address........ PO Box 61359
Admin Address........ registered post accepted only
Admin Address........ Sunnyvale
Admin Address........ 94088
Admin Address........ CA
Admin Address........ US
Admin Email..........
Admin Phone.......... +1.5105952002
Admin Fax............

Tech Name............ TECH PrivateRegContact
Tech Address......... PO Box 61359
Tech Address......... registered post accepted only
Tech Address......... Sunnyvale
Tech Address......... 94088
Tech Address......... CA
Tech Address......... US
Tech Email...........
Tech Phone........... +1.5105952002
Tech Fax.............
Name Server.......... yns1.yahoo.com
Name Server.......... yns2.yahoo.com

MUAHAHAHA NOT MUCH OF ANONYMOUS NOW!

So anon is against paypal but now wants paypal to rip people off into thinking they have a bright idea? They need to worry less about helping pirates and more time worrying about which pills are best used with a noose

Colin McGregor said,
..... and more time worrying about which pills are best used with a noose

Call me old fashioned , but I always thought a tree was better suited with a noose ? Hey you seem a man of experience with these matters so I will take your word for it !!1!!

It looks like a **** website anyways. I hope people don't fall for this...but if it were to be real, I think it would be awesome to have Anon governing our illegal files

I sure hope they aren't using paypal for their donations, that donate button screams paypal, unless of course they pirated the image *tries not to laugh*

neufuse said,
I sure hope they aren't using paypal for their donations, that donate button screams paypal, unless of course they pirated the image *tries not to laugh*

I clicked it out of curiosity, and it does look like it's just legit PayPal. Wonder how that'll go?

THolman said,

I clicked it out of curiosity, and it does look like it's just legit PayPal. Wonder how that'll go?

I'd say accounts frozen pretty fast

This is just adding fuel to the fire that is SOPA. SOPA supporters can use this as an example... "this is why we need SOPA" they'll say.

Sooo, yeah probably not the best idea there, Anonymous.

no-sweat said,
This is just adding fuel to the fire that is SOPA. SOPA supporters can use this as an example... "this is why we need SOPA" they'll say.

Sooo, yeah probably not the best idea there, Anonymous.

so cute, actually thinking anon cares about people or that they are smart enough to realize this. Welcome to the internet, enjoy your stay.

Rudy said,
No advertising means they will never be properly funded and it will never really work

Really? So they have never released tens of thousands of credit cards into the wild and have never made donations from those stolen credit cards?

barteh said,

Really? So they have never released tens of thousands of credit cards into the wild and have never made donations from those stolen credit cards?

Well I hope they didn't otherwise it would go against what they stand for

Rudy said,
No advertising means they will never be properly funded and it will never really work

I bet they are going to have a donation drive. I remember when the pirate bay did in order to buy Sealand. But what I find hilarious about the whole thing is that their biggest fans are all pirates and who in the world thinks they are going to donate money to anyone?

babyHacker said,

I bet they are going to have a donation drive. I remember when the pirate bay did in order to buy Sealand. But what I find hilarious about the whole thing is that their biggest fans are all pirates and who in the world thinks they are going to donate money to anyone?

Probably quite some pirates who think that it equals an "unlimited plan".

Well well...

GS:mac

Kyle said,
Does Anonymous even take themselves serious at this point?

Yes, maybe you should read the clear yellow marked text:
We are not Anonymous Member, but we defend the anonymity.

I suppose if you like watching paint dry.

Nothing will happen with this just as the Anomymous+ website will never get around to working.