‘It was a customer that was never a burden to us’
MegaUpload was a big customer at Leaseweb. They leased 630 servers, 60 of which have now been shut down. Leaseweb was raking in millions thanks to this single customer
Dutch language news articles:
Leaseweb’s Alex de Joode provides additional details about AnonOps takedown in relation to pro-WikiLeaks attacks
Alex de Joode aka Usura is well known and oftentimes associated with the vox.hacktic.nl anonymousremailer, the utopia.hacktic.nl bulletin board and the Cypherpunk community discussed previously and appears a couple of times in John Young’s (Cryptome.org) Cypherpunk list (Google Cache)* while e-mailing from the famous anonymous remailer domain replay.com, and the sabotage.org (Societé Anonyme BOTAGE) domain. He has traditionally been associated with crypto repository zedz.net and the dizum anonymous remailer.
In the past he has single-handedly shut down a complaint center for online child abuse images, arguing that the staff of the center didn’t adhere to proper procedures nor the bylaws of the organization.
His favorite tagline appears to be: “Sed quis custodiet ipsos Custodes?” – Juvenal, Satires, VI, 347,“Who Watches The Watchmen?”
More technical information: http://www.iusmentis.com/technology/remailers/index-cpunk.html
*=since this information has been removed from Cryptome and Google’s cache – and information wants to be free or something like that – the full list has been copied here for your convenience: http://vrritti.com/2010/12/11/leasewebs-alex-de-joode-provides-adittional-details-about-anonops-takedown-in-relation-to-pro-wikileaks-attacks/