Virgin Media block access to Rapidshare and Megaupload
Now that the governments and the record companies are targeting bit torrent file sharing, more and more naughty sound-thieves are getting their new albums from zipped files hosted by file-sharing sites such as Rapidshare and Megaupload.
But we’ve heard that overnight, Virgin Media have started blocking those two sites along with other, perfectly legitimate filesharing sites. Granted, some of the traffic to those sites comes from naughty boys and girls looking to nab stuff for free but the sites are also a godsend for people who need to send files that are too bulky for email. You know, as part of their work.
On the Virgin Media forum, one user said: “I need RS as I store all my website graphics packages I make for websites on their servers.” So, erm, well done Virgin Media. Not. You utter clowns.
The latest is that Virgin’s technical support are saying that it was all a big mistake, and that they’ll be sorting it all out later this morning. Hmmm. In the meantime, if you’re a Virgin Media customer, you can still access Rapidshare by replacing ‘http://’ with ‘https://’ in the site address. We’ll see how long it takes them to put things right…