Megaupload domain hijacked to serve up softcore porn

This isn't the first time Megaupload has been compromised since the FBI got ahold of the domain.

 

Patrick Howell O'Neill

Tech

Published Aug 27, 2016   Updated May 26, 2021, 4:02 am CDT

Megaupload used to be a multi-million dollar file-sharing service that was shut down by the FBI a half decade ago on criminal charges.

Now Megaupload.org serves up softcore porn ads for casual sex, and pay-per-view sex cams even though the U.S. government continues to control the domain, TorretFreak reported.

Ars Technica has the summary of a similar scan that took place last year:

In all likelihood, this is the same thing that happened last year, when similarly scammy-looking ads took over the main Megaupload.com page. The FBI used a domain called cirfu.net as a “name server” to re-direct traffic from sites it had seized. Then the Bureau apparently forgot to renew that domain, allowing someone else to purchase it.

Cirfu.net expired a few weeks ago. With another oversight on the FBI’s part, it looks like an outsider has popped in to purchase the Megaupload domain once again.

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*First Published: Aug 27, 2016, 2:48 pm CDT