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June 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

All of the user data on Kim Dotcom’s Megaupload servers at former hosting provider Leaseweb have been deleted, affecting millions of former, mostly European, users, reported today. In an interview with the website, Dotcom said that the data is gone for good. “This is a huge disaster,” he remarked. “They deleted petabytes of data and did not warn us at all. Our legal team asked them multiple times not to delete the data while the U.S. court is deciding about the rights of our users.” Dotcom called the action “a betrayal” and said it came without warning. “This is what the U.S. government wanted all along. That’s why they seized all of our assets and would not even release funds to pay our hosting partners,” he said, suggesting that the files were deleted because Megaupload had not been paying for the storage.