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Media Defender email leak

More than 6500 internal emails from anti-piracy company Media Defender have been leaked on the Internet as one big Mailbox file that can be imported into email clients. Mails give in depth information about tactics that have been used to spread fake releases, fake edonkey servers and their opinion about several bittorrent clients.

Several bittorrent sites have already removed all fake releases that have been spread by Media Defender and are currently banning fake trackers and all other traces of Media Defender influence which is huge if you allow me this opinion. More than 5000 fake torrents have been removed from sites such as Mininova by now.

It is really interesting to see how the Music and Movie Industry are spreading fake releases and undermine servers with the help of Mediadefender. It should take some time until they are able to recover from this serious blow. They will of course get new IPs, new servers and begin their foul play anew.

If you are interested in the emails files you can take a look at any of the big torrent sites such as the pirate bay to download it. It has a size of around 120 Megabytes and can be imported into any email client. Just move the file into your profile Mail \ Local Folders if you use Thunderbird for instance.

There are many information and it surely takes some time until all has been analyzed, there is probably more that will be discovered.


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  1. African Boy said on September 16, 2007 at 9:19 pm

    I wonder how many other fakes will be eliminated. Finally, we can …….

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