Kim Dotcom’s return to online file-sharing may prove to be an even rougher ride than he expected.
A group of hackers have taken control of Dotcom’s new domain, Me.ga, telling TorrentFreak that: “Kim Dotcom is not better nor worse than Universal. He himself is an industry, only here to pollute.”
The group, going under the codename Omega, added: “We’re pure in a diogenist way, we’re the true pirates, the true anarchists. Kim Dotcom is only taking advantage of us all, he is a megalomaniac with lawyers here to take advantage of us all, the nobodies, the artists he wants to profit from.”
In a further blow to his plans, the government of Gabon – from which the Me.ga domain is based – has ordered the closure of the site saying that it is not prepared to be the base of operations for the proposed Megaupload successor.
“I have instructed my departments to immediately suspend the site www.me.ga,” Gabon’s communication minister Blaise Louembe stated. “Gabon cannot serve as a platform or screen for committing acts aimed at violating copyrights, nor be used by unscrupulous people.”
Dotcom remains defiant, however, insisting that Mega will launch as planned and that he already has access to alternative domains.