Hosting service deletes all MegaUpload users' data

The file-sharing service's founder Kim Dotcom takes to Twitter to bash web-hosting company LeaseWeb for deleting millions of users' files.

Kim Dotcom
Kim Dotcom on his own Instagram page. Kim Dotcom

MegaUpload founder Kim Dotcom was ranting from his Twitter page on Wednesday about his site's former hosting service wiping out users' files.

Dotcom's legal battle with the U.S. government forced him to turn over the data from MegaUpload's severs, but copies were housed on the hosting site LeaseWeb, according to his angry tweets. He said the web hosting company deleted millions of files, "petabytes of pictures, backups, personal & business property," without warning, earlier this year.

Read more about it at ZDNet: Kim Dotcom: Petabytes of MegaUpload users' data has been destroyed

Update, 5:02 p.m. PT: LeaseWeb has released a statement saying it contacted MegaUpload prior to deleting the data but received no response. Read the full statement here.

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