Ukrainian Cyberlocker to Relaunch as Anonymous Sharing Site

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Sonia, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. EX.UA, a well-known cyberlocker, which recently announced its closure due to piracy crackdown and other threats, is going to relaunch under a new domain and business model. The site operators promised to offer anonymous sharing of files of any size and format, cloud streaming and other features.

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    Back in 2016, it became clear that Ukraine decided to crack down on local piracy, as Ukrainian websites didn’t remove from the “Notorious Markets” list published by the USTR. FS.to, one of the most popular pirate websites in the country, became the fist target of Ukraine’s cyber-crime police a couple months ago: 19 people were arrested and 60 servers were seized in the raid. EX.UA was targeted in a few days.

    The Ukraine’s largest cyberlocker accounted for millions of daily visitors, but its operators announced they were shutting down due to legal problems on top of DDoS attacks and other problems in November 2016. The users were given a few weeks to get control of their files before the shutdown, after which the operators announced they would restart the service on the domain FEX.NET implemented on a new technology platform ensuring additional ease of use. Indeed, the new platform features anonymous sharing of files of any format and size and automatically converts uploaded media files. The site operators also promised more file-sharing features, including the launch of a paid permanent repository and streaming cloud in a couple months.

    The United States might be very happy with the closure of EX.UA, but not really happy about the rise of FEX.NET. It looks like mass file-sharing will continue – but now anonymously and out of sight.

    The most interesting thing is that the EX.UA domain owners announced they wanted to sell their old domain for $1m and give all proceeds to a children’s charity.

    Thanks to TorrentFreak for providing the source of the article.
     

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