Is the AnonyUpload file-sharing website for real?

Graham Cluley
@gcluley

The takedown of the MegaUpload website, and the arrest of its founders on copyright infringement charges, certainly upset the applecart.

Earlier this week, for instance, we saw Anonymous launch denial-of-service attacks against US government and entertainment industry websites, tricking innocent people into clicking on links which recruited their unwitting computers into the assault.

In addition, legitimate users of the MegaUpload service were up-in-arms that they no longer had access to files that they believed they had safely stored in the “cloud”.

In response, a website called Anonyupload has sprung up, claiming to offer “100% free” and “100% anonymous” file hosting and file-sharing services.

Bizarrely, on the front page of the AnonyUpload website…

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Graham Cluley is a veteran of the anti-virus industry having worked for a number of security companies since the early 1990s when he wrote the first ever version of Dr Solomon's Anti-Virus Toolkit for Windows. Now an independent security analyst, he regularly makes media appearances and is an international public speaker on the topic of computer security, hackers, and online privacy. Follow him on Twitter at @gcluley, or drop him an email.

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