Anonymous has quelled reports of managing new startup Anonyupload as an alternative to the popular but now defunct MegaUpload file-sharing website.
The hacker group rejected talks that associated it with the odd website, which emerged last week and claimed to be an Anonymous-operated service.
On its response, the high-profile hacker group branded Anonyupload a scam through several tweets.
AnonymousPress added, “Your Questions Answered: Do not know anything about Anonyupload except its existance, no clue who is collecting donations”
After a barrage of criticisms, Anonyupload admitted that it has no links with Anonymous and detached the already closed PayPal account donation button.
The website homepage now reads, “We are not Anonymous Member, but we defend the anonymity.”
Quite amusingly, the website somehow discredited itself with a long explanation on why using its service is bad, saying, “Anonyupload.com is a centralized service, when you upload files, they are stored in our hard drives, at a single location. And this is not good!”
It then tells users to subscribe, as “it is fun and technically interesting, keep in mind that it does not target to become a replacement to megaupload.com”.