File-sharing website MegaUpload could be erased from Thursday this coming week. The Federal prosecutors in the United States have confirmed that the company’s frozen assets have stopped paying for the website’s hosting service.
Attorney Ira Rothken has revealed that the website has no official way of continuing to maintain any data fto the 50 million users. The Guardian has reported today, a letter was filed in the case on Friday by the US attorney’s office said storage companies Carpathia Hosting and Cogent Communications Group may begin deleting data on Thursday.
The letter said the government copied some data from the servers but did not physically take them, and now that it had executed its search warrants, it had no right to access the data. Prosecutors said the servers were controlled by Carpathia and Cogent and issues about the future of the data must be resolved with them.
“We’re cautiously optimistic at this point that because the United States, as well as Megaupload, should have a common desire to protect consumers, that this type of agreement will get done,” he said.
Via The Guardian