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Thought MegaUpload was bad? Well, 6 petabytes of illegal content has been discovered at the Ukrainian equivalent of MegaUpload

Ex.au servers taken down, over 6 petabytes of illegal content found by authorities

| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Feb 3, 2012 5:17 am

Well, well. MegaUpload may have taken an arrow to the knee, but now we're seeing the cracks get wider, and the numbers are widening. Ex.ua, the Ukrainian equivalent of MegaUpload has been forced offline in the Ukraine. You've probably never heard of it, but Ex.ua is absolutely huge. Ex.ua accounts for between 16- and 36-percent of Internet traffic in the country at any one time.

 

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Ex.au's offices were raided by the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs, where they seized over 200 servers where they found, get this, over 6 petabytes (6,000 terabytes) of illegal content. There were supposedly 16 people working at the office, and are now looking to face prosecution.

 

Why did the raids take place? Adobe, Microsoft, and Graphisoft had made complaints in relation to copyright infringement. After which, an investigation was launched and had lasted six months before action had taken place.

 

Ukrainian ISPs should expect traffic to go down, and make less profits.

 

Ukrainian resident? Please drop me a line to let me know what's going on in your side of the world.

NEWS SOURCES:Geek.com

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