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Me.ga domain seized, then hacked.

Kim Dotcom's new file sharing hub Mega, is already facing difficulties, as the domain name me.ga was shut down yesterday. As if this wasn't enough, the domain has now been hacked by a group known as Omega.

For the past few months, we've been hearing some bold words from Kim Dotcom, founder of Megaupload and creator of it's soon to be successor, Mega. Dotcom has been claiming time and time again that Mega will be unstoppable, a file hosting system of no equal, and we've covered it quite a bit at VR-Zone in the past. However, even before it's launch, Kim is finding a lot of opposition.

Splash screen at the current mega site


Dotcom decided on the catchy domain name Me.ga to be the home of his new site. However, yesterday, it was shut down by the Gabonese government, who own the .ga domain name suffix. The communications minister of the small African country, Blaise Louembe stated that www.me.ga "cannot serve as a platform or screen for committing acts aimed at violating copyrights, nor be used by unscrupulous people". So much for that idea. Dotcom wasn't phased by this though, stating that he had plenty of backup domains incase me.ga fell through.


This is what greeted you after the site was hacked


What he might not have been expecting is what happened next. A group known as "Omega" hacked me.ga after the shutdown, redirecting it to their own site. The group seems to be strongly opposing Dotcom and are looking to sell the domain to Dotcom's adversaries. In a statement they released on Torrentfreak, they said that Dotcom was "no better nor worse than Universal. He himself is an industry, only here to pollute." The hacked site has now been taken completely offline, but still, it looks like there's a war brewing.

Until further notice, Mega is hosted at www.kim.com/mega, where a splash screen greets you with the launch date of January 19th 2013.

David F.
A grad student in experimental physics, David is fascinated by science, space and technology. When not buried in lecture books, he enjoys movies, gaming and mountainbiking

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