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Someone Hijacked MEGA Chrome Extension to Steal Users' Passwords

Someone Hijacked MEGA Chrome Extension to Steal Users' Passwords

September 05, 2018Swati Khandelwal
Warning! If you are using Chrome browser extension from the MEGA file storage service, uninstall it right now. The official Chrome extension for the MEGA.nz cloud storage service had been compromised and replaced with a malicious version that can steal users' credentials for popular websites like Amazon, Microsoft, Github, and Google, as well as private keys for users' cryptocurrency wallets. On 4 September at 14:30 UTC, an unknown attacker managed to hack into MEGA's Google Chrome web store account and upload a malicious version 3.39.4 of an extension to the web store, according to a blog post published by the company. Malicious MEGA Chrome Extension Steals Passwords Upon installation or auto-update, the malicious extension asked for elevated permissions to access personal information, allowing it to steal credentials from sites like Amazon, Github, and Google, along with online wallets such as MyEtherWallet and MyMonero, and Idex.market cryptocurrency trading
Seized Megaupload Domain Hijacked to Host Malicious Ads

Seized Megaupload Domain Hijacked to Host Malicious Ads

August 27, 2016Mohit Kumar
Well, we all know that the FBI has previously hosting adult videos on the Internet. I still remember the case of PlayPen, the world's largest dark web p*rn*graphy site, which was seized by FBI and ran from agency's own servers to uncover the site's visitors. Now, one of the most popular sites owned and operated by the FBI has been serving adult videos as well. FBI-owned Megaupload.org and several other domains were allegedly serving up ads for "casual s*x," "ad*lt cam chat," "adult affair d*ting," and "live s*x cams" and other 18+ entertainment. Megaupload was once a famous and highly popular site for pirate and copyright contents that agency seized from Kim Dotcom almost five years ago. Since a criminal case against Dotcom is still pending in the United States, the FBI also retained control over several of the company's assets, including cash, cars, and over a dozen of Megaupload former domain names, including Megastuff.co,
Kim Dotcom loses Fight Against Extradition to the US

Kim Dotcom loses Fight Against Extradition to the US

December 23, 2015Mohit Kumar
Internet millionaire and Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and his three associates are eligible for extradition to the US to face criminal charges over massive copyright infringement on Megaupload (now-shuttered), the court has ruled citing " overwhelming " evidence. On Tuesday afternoon, New Zealand District Court Judge Nevin Dawson told the court that the United States had presented enough evidence against Dotcom and his co-defendants and that they should be surrendered to the US. US prosecutors want Dotcom, and colleagues Mathias Ortmann , Bram van der Kolk and Finn Batato to stand trial on charges of copyright infringement, racketeering, and money laundering. "No matter what happens in Court tomorrow, I'll be fine. Don't worry. Enjoy your Christmas & know that I'm grateful to have you, my friends," Dotcom  tweeted before the court hearing. The court ruling comes almost three years after the New Zealand police raided Dotcom's
Adult Magazine Sued LeaseWeb for Hosting Pirated Websites, claiming $188M in Damages

Adult Magazine Sued LeaseWeb for Hosting Pirated Websites, claiming $188M in Damages

February 18, 2014Anonymous
Perfect 10 , an Adult Magazine Publisher who previously accused Google, Amazon, RapidShare, Deposit File and many more companies for Copyright Infringement, has sued LEASEWEB Hosting provider this time. LEASEWEB is the former hosting provider of File Sharing website ' Megaupload ', and Perfect 10 accuses them of providing hosting services to several websites that host pirated copies of their images. Perfect 10 claimed in the Federal Court of California " Defendants host and provide Internet connectivity and other essential services to websites, including infringing websites operated in California that have infringed tens of thousands of Perfect 10 Copyrighted Works ". LEASEWEB currently providing hosting to at least 8 websites, including  Imgchili.net, imgchili.com, imgtiger.com, imgserve.net, Poringa.net, ultraforos.com, ultraforos.net and Galleryworld.info , distributing Perfect 10's copyright material without permission. In their complaint, the Megauploa
Megaupload files deleted by Dutch hosting company LeaseWeb

Megaupload files deleted by Dutch hosting company LeaseWeb

June 20, 2013Anonymous
Kim Dotcom today said on Twitter that Megaupload user data in Europe has been irreversibly lost because it was deleted by a Dutch hosting company called LeaseWeb.  LeaseWeb is based in Germany and has subsidiaries also in the United States, the company.  LeaseWeb has 60,000 servers under its management and more than 15,000 clients worldwide. " The greatest massacre data of history ", The news is shocking if we consider the wealth of information contained in the files.  Leaseweb has informed Kim Dotcom that all 630 servers they rented have been wiped clean. This means that petabytes of data belonging to Megaupload users is now gone without any notice. LeaseWeb responds to Kim Dotcom " When Megaupload was taken offline, 60 servers owned by MegaUpload were directly confiscated by the FIOD and transported to the US. Next to that, MegaUpload still had 630 rented dedicated servers with LeaseWeb. For clarity, these servers were not owned by MegaUpload, t
Win $13,500 bounty to hack Kim Dotcom's Mega encryption

Win $13,500 bounty to hack Kim Dotcom's Mega encryption

February 01, 2013Mohit Kumar
Kim Dotcom is offering a bounty of €10,000 (approx. US$13,580) to the first person who breaks its newly launched file storage service. Mega's launch last month was meet by criticism from multiple security researchers, Kim Dotcom announced a prize to the hackers last week. Kim tweeted," #Mega's open source encryption remains unbroken! We'll offer 10,000 EURO to anyone who can break it. Expect a blog post today ." Dotcom believes the improvements made to his service's security have made the site close to unbreakable, and Mega staff remain bullish about the site's privacy qualities. Less than two weeks old, Mega passed 1 million registered users after just one day online, and is storing nearly 50 million files. Mega continues to face claims of illegal filesharing on the site. Dotcom claimed this week that only 0.001 percent of files on Mega have been removed for potential copyright infringement. The company blocked a third-party search engine from accessing publi
Kim Dotcom's New Domain Me.ga Seized before its launch

Kim Dotcom's New Domain Me.ga Seized before its launch

November 07, 2012Mohit Kumar
Kim Dotcom is still fighting a legal battle in New Zealand against the United States over alleged copyright infringement and piracy. Kim Dotcom's upcoming Mega website Me.ga has had its domain name seized by the African nation of Gabon, with a government minister saying his country will not be used as a base for copyright infringement. Last week, Dotcom unveiled plans to relaunch his file-sharing site in January 2013, using the Gabonese domain me.ga, with the message " this button will change the world ." "Gabon cannot serve as a platform or screen for committing acts aimed at violating copyrights, nor be used by unscrupulous people," says the country's Communication Minister Blaise Louembe. Dotcom reassured his followers, by tweeting , " Don't worry. We have an alternative domain. This just demonstrates the bad faith witch hunt the US government is on...Gabon Minister used time machine to analyze legality of the future Mega. Verdict: Cyber cri
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