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  1. Microsoft's Windows 8.1 Update 1: Rumored release target is March 11 By Mary Jo Foley January 24, 2014 16:53 GMT First up, the target release date for Windows 8.1 Update 1 -- the relatively minor update coming to Windows 8.1 this spring -- is allegedly March 11, according to one of my accurate and trusted sources. Yes, that's a Patch Tuesday. Given that Microsoft will likely deliver Update 1 to Windows 8.1 users via Windows Update, this seems pretty believable to me. Windows leaker WZor previously indicated that Windows 8.1 Update 1 would likely be released to manufacturing in March, but didn't provide a specific date. http://www.zdnet.com...h-11-7000025559 By WZOR January 15th, 19:23 =MSU update was collected on January 3, details soon. (Google Translator)
  2. By Woody Leonhard January 13, 2014 The search for leaked Windows builds is on, once again, and this time the prize pirate copy has already been overshadowed by reliable reports of what awaits next year. If you're waiting with bated breath for the latest leaked Windows beta, you don't understand the situation. Russian-language Windows leak site WZOR said on Jan. 8 that the next version of Windows -- dubbed, mellifluously, Windows 8.1 Update 1 and/or GDR 1 and/or Windows 8.1 2014 Update -- will likely leak on Jan. 15, the day Microsoft partners are due to get the bits. That's pretty remarkable 20/20 foresight, but WZOR has demonstrated its prescience repeatedly over the years. WZOR has several screenshots to prove their dominance, but they don't show much besides the build number 6.3.9600.16581.WINBLUES14_GDR_LEAN.13122 2-2030. Neowin has posted an additional leak screenshot, which appears to come from CentrumWindows.pl (oops?), that shows a whole lotta nothing. Except for the brand in the lower-right corner, it looks just like Windows 8.1. The WZOR article offers only one interesting tidbit that I didn't pick up last month in my Windows 8 "cause for hope" post: Unlike Windows 8.1, which was released through the Windows Store (if you ever found it), Windows 8.1 Update 1 will arrive via Windows Update. That's a giant step forward -- while, at the same time, being a giant step backward, if you know what I mean -- because many Windows users find it much more intuitive to handle Windows updates through, er, Windows Update. I have a feeling that one major reason why Microsoft is shifting back to its old distribution model is a question of penetration: Although the upgrade from Windows 8 to 8.1 is free and well worth the effort, only a third of the people running Windows 8 (probably fewer) have upgraded to 8.1. Some of the blame must be laid at the foot of the bizarre two-step Windows Store upgrade process. Windows 8.1 Update 1, currently scheduled for April 2014, seems like a stopgap that's designed to improve compatibilty with Windows Phone -- which is due for its own update at the same time. I can't think of a less compelling reason to get Windows 8, much less Windows 8.1 U1. But Windows 9, that's another story. Paul Thurrot said over the weekend that Windows 9 -- code name "Threshhold" -- is currently scheduled for April 2015. He goes on to say that Microsoft will likely announce its Win9 plans at the Build 2014 conference, which will be held just about the time Windows 8.1 Update 1 lands with a thud. Build 2014 will be "very much focused on Windows Phone and Xbox." That's not terribly surprising, considering Microsoft's headcount should shoot up by about 35,000 people (from 100,000 to 135,000, in round figures) when Nokia gets absorbed at just about that time. Thurrot says the Microsoft reorganization will be complete about that time, but I'll reserve judgment until we hear more about the new CEO. As I've discussed before, it looks like Windows 9 will in fact consist of three very different faces painted on the same pig -- er, core: A "Metro" version that's all about mobile; a "consumer" version, updated frequently, which may just be Windows 8.1 Update 2; and a "pro" version, which is stodgy and stable. It isn't clear, based on Thurrot's description, if we're looking at all three appearing in April 2015, but that seems to be the way Microsoft is heading. Given Thurrot's history defending Windows 8, it was like a breath of fresh air to read what he now thinks about the abomination, uh, product: In some ways, the most interesting thing about Threshold is how it recasts Windows 8 as the next Vista. It's an acknowledgment that what came before didn't work, and didn't resonate with customers. And though Microsoft will always be able to claim that Windows 9 wouldn't have been possible without the important foundational work they had done first with Windows 8 -- just as was the case with Windows 7 and Windows Vista -- there's no way to sugarcoat this. Windows 8 has set back Microsoft, and Windows, by years, and possibly for good. One could successfully argue, I believe, that comparing Windows 8 to Vista does Vista an injustice. Maybe, just maybe, Microsoft will give us mouse-and-keyboard users a Windows that's better than Win7. http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/windows-81-pirate-beta-due-any-time-its-yawner-234053 Also See: Windows 9 due in April 2015, but coding hasn't started yet http://www.infoworld.com/t/microsoft-windows/windows-9-due-in-april-2015-coding-hasnt-started-yet-234074
  3. By Eduard Kovacs February 4th, 2014, 16:19 GMT · On Monday, RedHack hacktivists claimed to have breached the systems of three major telecoms companies, namely TTNET, Turkcell, and Vodafone. Now, they’ve leaked the details of around 5,000 Vodafone customers. The leaked data includes names, dates of birth, phone numbers, and voicemail delivery details. The information has been posted on the website JustPaste.It. “Vodafone has shown great interest in controlling the global internet and lobbies USA and EU to give them the biggest piece from the cake,” the hackers wrote on Twitter just before leaking the information stolen from Vodafone. “But yet again they are unable you protect their own systems.” The hacktivists say they’ve redacted the phone numbers and deleted last names “to protect the public.” They’ve leaked the data to show that the telecoms giant is logging voicemails in Turkey. “Why would Vodafone keep log of voicecalls made in Turkey?” they noted. RedHack representatives have told Softpedia that they have half a million voicemail log records. They claim the logs are only for Istanbul and only for a period of two days. RedHack members say the goal of these attacks is to prove that no system is 100% secure. They’ve also warned that anyone who “commits injustices” is their next target. A few hours ago, RedHack leaked the details of over 600 Turkish officials and other individuals working for various government agencies. The hackers have told Softpedia that they will “hopefully” manage to leak the data stolen from Turkcell, which is their last target in this operation, tomorrow. The hacktivists have already leaked data from Turkcell. More precisely, they've leaked the phone numbers of thousands of Turkcell employees. The telecoms company came under fire after changing the phone numbers of deputies and ministries leaked by RedHack in protest against a controversial Internet bill. http://news.softpedia.com/news/RedHack-Leaks-Details-of-5-000-Vodafone-Customers-423862.shtml
  4. How to upgrade the system by installing MSU files autonomous update to version RTM Escrow 9600.17025.WINBLUE_GDR.140214-1706 will be painted separately us! remind everyone that it is still not the final RTM build! article is not completed, to be continued! both msu and images this time new names for images as well as keys possible msu leak depends on tests upd1 3 msu need to be installed upd2 msu can be added to server r2 2012 image upd3 looks like 4 msu need to be installed in case of 8.1 rtm Installation order for 8.1 RTM 1. KB2919442 restart2. KB2919442-1 restart3. KB2919355 restart4. KB2932046 restart5. 17025 :) https://cloclo1.datacloudmail.ru/weblink/get/a7f79217a3c5/MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.8.1.2014.UPDATE.X86.ONLY.MSU.9600.17025.WINBLUE_GDR.140214-1706-WZT.zipORhttps://mega.co.nz/#!IsxgiJgZ!aIRKCW4RE8bm7OM3oF15fUkNzJ5nB_KZ3vvzM5ELQz8rar password: timster =================================================================================== MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.8.1.2014.UPDATE.X64.ONLY.MSU.9600.17025.WINBLUE_GDR.140214-1706-WZT RELEASE DATE: 16/02/2014 BUILD: 6.3.9600.17025.WINBLUE_GDR.140214-1706 BUILD: 2014/02/05 FILE: Windows8.1-KB2919442-x64.msu SIZE: 10,708,582 byte SHA1: 0ed435964e1f99e4fdbb4a9bdf88a62c8120b420 MD5: 1d0d09f46d8bfe5537f0e91aa9164415 CRC: 7dced403 BUILD: 2014/02/11 FILE: Windows8.1-KB2919442-1-x64.msu SIZE: 10,667,904 byte SHA1: 27daa89bc820aa1c3cf2496e55605e433df0ceb1 MD5: 25c8fa7a8e93172958a37096dac7da5b CRC: 246b1466 BUILD: 9600.17019.WINBLUE_GDR.140205-2003 FILE: Windows8.1-KB2919355-x64.msu SIZE: 730,632,862 byte SHA1: 3a53663fb1999a1372c3810c52bb942b6bc97362 MD5: 0d879b22bad773d4689ff6df337df258 CRC: 9416df02 BUILD: 9600.17025.WINBLUE_GDR.140214-1706 FILE: Windows8.1-KB2932046-x64.msu SIZE: 88,684,437 byte SHA1: 83447d80559b21244c658fc9f943e7f1012858a9 MD5: cb02deeabdc172cde801e471957fdf6b CRC: 975ab494 NOTE: this is original M$ MSU files. WINDOWS.8.1.2014.UPDATE.X64.ONLY.MSU.9600.17025.140214-1706-WZT Magnet Link: magnet:?xt=urn:btih:C0EAC578B76EA04CF9DF847EAD208D1C4C444D55Direct Download Link: https://cloclo1.datacloudmail.ru/weblink/get/820b29ef7329/MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.8.1.2014.UPDATE.X64.ONLY.MSU.9600.17025.WINBLUE_GDR.140214-1706-WZT.zipORhttps://mega.co.nz/#!IpBzGQTY!eCG4qnlkJo1P9vuSjgawMTYbll8E2azSKefgocF2o5Arar password: timster http://uploadinc.com/ivmsxekn4vsn.htmlhttp://hugefiles.net/rmxvofd0miv5http://www.jheberg.net/captcha/960017024winblue-gdr-s14sku-partner/ MICROSOFT.WINDOWS.8.1.UPDATE.2014.WITH.BING.X64.PRE-RELEASE.CORECONNECTED.ENGLISH.DVD-WZT PRE-RELEASE DATE: 15/02/2014PRE-RELEASE BUILD: 6.3.9600.17024.WINBLUE_GDR_S14SKU_PARTNER.140214-1700FILE: 9600.17024.WINBLUE_GDR_S14SKU_PARTNER.140214-1700_X64FRE_CLIENT_CORECONNECTED_EN-US-IR3_CCONA_X64FREO_EN-US_DV5.isoSIZE: 3,887,515,648 byteSHA-1: 4462ED0AAED34F39768D462CB0F4205C3CB4C118MD5: 68AC75195E2A23741FF923FAE1069DA0CRC: EB30C11BNOTE: this is original MS image.P.S: WZT does not take any responsibilities for any damage or loss of your PC associated with the installation of Windows 8.1 Update 2014 pre-release RTM! Magnet Download Link: magnet:?xt=urn:btih:DC3154BDF69ACD9649C0D518D51479CB02926E17Direct Download Links: http://uploadinc.com/bqn6a0xdqxe2.htmlhttp://hugefiles.net/7c6zz4uidp7ghttp://www.jheberg.net/captcha/960017024winblue-gdr-s14sku-partner-3/ Microsoft Windows 8.1 Update 2014 Coreconnected English DVD ISO Installation Keys *** Notice: Keys areonly for installation not for activation..! http://pastebin.com/JVpiNwsE
  5. All's fair in love and war, including online trolling. Self-styled Ukrainian hackers are bragging they dumped millions of stolen credit card numbers online – but the claims may simply be a political smear job amid tensions between Russia and the West. A group calling itself "Anonymous Ukraine" boasted this week that it is in possession of 800 million credit and debit card details. In a bid to substantiate the claim, the crew said it had uploaded about 7 million of the cards to file-sharing sites and linked to archives of the data from two Pastebin posts. These archives, 300MB in size, contained a mix of account details and magnetic-strip information for MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express cards, it was claimed. There's been some speculation that the data was sourced in part from hacked sales tills in Target stores across the US – some senior politicians blame hackers from Ukraine for infiltrating the retail chain's computers to swipe 40 million or so cards.Curiously, a large number of the leaked cards appear to have expired. "There is one interesting set of files called 'Dumps + Pins' which contains around 35,000 records which look to be a lot more recent, with expiry dates in the future," noted Brook Zimmatore, chief exec at Massive PR, a firm that specializes in protecting the reputation of banks and other corporations. Massive has been working with colleagues at IT security company Digital Shadows to assess the authenticity and source of the archives. Their preliminary findings suggest that the card dump has nothing to do with the hacktivists who formed the official, if we can use that word, Anonymous Ukraine clan. Anonymous Ukraine has a few social network accounts to promote itself: @UkraineAnon on Twitter, Anon.Ukraine on Facebook, and Ukrhack on vk.com. These have been active for some time, and have drawn attention to the upheavals in Crimea, and the ongoing confrontations between Russia and Ukraine. But none of these accounts have mentioned the credit-card leak, which was instead promoted using @Op_Ukraine. This Twitter profile has only posted messages about this card dump, and has only been active for three days. "We think it is someone trying to make it look like Anonymous Ukraine," Zimmatore told El Reg. "[The leak] was not announced from their official social media accounts, and they are usually proud to announce such 'accomplishments'. We have seen it being discussed almost exclusively on Russian forums." Before the DataLossDB news website published an article about the credit-card dump claims, word of the alleged mega-leak was confined to a Russian-language site and a Russian forum. All this points to mischief-makers who are more likely to be aligned to Moscow than Kiev. However, the source and veracity of the data dump, much less who was behind the uploading of it, remains unclear. "Nothing there that provides evidence of who it is, however I would suggest that it is not Anonymous Ukraine – or at least not someone who is part of an identifiable section of it," Zimmatore concluded. Source
  6. Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:34am EST (Reuters) - Unusually high levels of radioactive particles were found at an underground nuclear waste site in New Mexico on Saturday in what a spokesman said looked like the first real alarm since the plant opened in 1999. U.S. officials were testing for radiation in air samples at the site where radioactive waste, such as plutonium used in defense research and nuclear weapon making, is dumped half a mile below ground in an ancient salt formation. "They (air monitors) have alarmed in the past as a false positive because of malfunctions, or because of fluctuations in levels of radon (a naturally occurring radioactive gas)," Department of Energy spokesman Roger Nelson said. "But I believe it's safe to say we've never seen a level like we are seeing. We just don't know if it's a real event, but it looks like one," he said. It was not yet clear what caused the air-monitoring system to indicate that radioactive particles were present at unsafe levels, Nelson said. No one was underground at the Department of Energy Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, in New Mexico's south east, when the alarm went off at 11:30 p.m. MST on Friday, and none of the 139 employees working above ground at the facility was exposed to radioactive contaminants, he said. Workers were asked to shelter where they were until the end of their shifts and were allowed to leave the facility at 5 p.m. local time on Saturday, Nelson said. No air exchange with the surface was occurring after the ventilation system automatically switched to filtration, he said. Nelson said the facility may have accurate measurements as early as Sunday on the number of airborne alpha and beta particles, which can be harmful if inhaled or ingested. A team could be sent below ground before the end of the weekend and Nelson said the plant was "not in active operations. We're in a period we have normally reserved for shutting down the facility for maintenance". A different part of the site was evacuated this month after a truck used to haul salt caught fire. Several workers suffered smoke inhalation, an agency statement said. (Reporting by Laura Zuckerman; Additional reporting by Kevin Murphy; Editing by Louise Ireland and Chris Michaud) http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/02/16/us-radiation-leak-newmexico-idUSBREA1F06Y20140216
  7. WASHINGTON Sun Jan 19, 2014 2:12pm EST A picture of Edward Snowden, a contractor at the National Security Agency (NSA), is seen on a computer screen displaying a page of a Chinese news website, in Beijing in this June 13, 2013 photo illustration. Credit: Reuters/Jason Lee (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said on Sunday he is investigating whether former spy agency contractor Edward Snowden had help from Russia in stealing and revealing U.S. government secrets. "I believe there's a reason he ended up in the hands - the loving arms - of an FSB agent in Moscow. I don't think that's a coincidence," U.S. Representative Mike Rogers told the NBC program "Meet the Press," referring to the Russian intelligence agency that is a successor of the Soviet-era KGB. Snowden last year fled the United States to Hong Kong and then to Russia, where he was granted at least a year of asylum. U.S. officials want Snowden returned to the United States for prosecution. His disclosures of large numbers of stolen U.S. secret documents sparked a debate around the world about the reach of U.S. electronic surveillance. Rogers did not provide specific evidence to back his suggestions of Russian involvement in Snowden's activities, but said: "Some of the things we're finding we would call clues that certainly would indicate to me that he had some help." Asked whether he is investigating Russian links to Snowden's activities, Rogers said, "Absolutely. And that investigation is ongoing." Senator Dianne Feinstein, who heads the Senate Intelligence Committee, said on "Meet the Press" that Snowden "may well have" had help from Russia. "We don't know at this stage," Feinstein said. Feinstein said Snowden gained employment at the National Security Agency "with the intent to take as much material down as he possibly could." On the ABC program "This Week," U.S. Representative Michael McCaul, chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, also expressed his belief that Snowden had foreign help. "Hey, listen, I don't think ... Mr. Snowden woke up one day and had the wherewithal to do this all by himself," he said. "I personally believe that he was cultivated by a foreign power to do what he did," McCaul said. Asked whether he thought Russia was that "foreign power," McCaul said, "You know, to say definitively, I can't. I can't answer that." 'TOTALITY OF THE INFORMATION' Rogers indicated that the nature of the material that Snowden obtained suggested foreign involvement. "When you look at the totality of the information he took, the vast majority of it had to do with military, tactical and operational events happening around the world," he told the CBS program "Face the Nation." Michael Morell, the former deputy CIA director, said he shared Rogers' concern about what Russian intelligence services may be doing with Snowden. "I don't have any particular evidence but one of the things I point to when I talk about this is that the disclosures that have been coming recently are very sophisticated in their content and sophisticated in their timing - almost too sophisticated for Mr. Snowden to be deciding on his own. And it seems to me he might be getting some help," Morell said on "Face the Nation." Other U.S. security officials have told Reuters as recently as last week that the United States has no evidence at all that Snowden had any confederates who assisted him or guided him about what NSA materials to hack or how to do so. Snowden told the New York Times in October he did not take any secret NSA documents with him to Russia when he fled there in June 2013. "There's a zero percent chance the Russians or Chinese have received any documents," Snowden told the Times. In remarks aired on Sunday on ABC's "This Week," President Vladimir Putin discussed Snowden's freedom of movement in Russia and that the American would be free to attend the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics. "Mr. Snowden is subject to the treatment of provisional asylum here in Russia. He has a right to travel freely across the country. He has no special limitation. He can just buy a ticket and come here," Putin said. (Reporting by Will Dunham, Toni Clarke and Susan Cornwell; Editing by Jim Loney and Chris Reese) http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/19/us-usa-security-snowden-idUSBREA0I0EW20140119
  8. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo looks to be more of a refresh to the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 rather than a dumbed-down version of the Note 3, as it features the Galaxy Note 2's 5.55" 720p Super AMOLED display, 8MP camera, and 3,100 mAh battery. Even the RAM and internal storage are the same at 2GB and 16GB, respectively. What is interesting, however, is the new 1.7GHz dual + 1.3GHz quad-core (Hexa) processor powering the Galaxy Note 3 Neo. We didn't get much details throughout the document beyond a mere mention of the name and the clock speed of the two sets of cores. It'll certainly be a step up from the 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos found on the Note 2, but the question is how will it compare to the Snapdragon 600 and 800 chipsets out there. Could it feature Samsung new HMP solution - the one that allows all cores to work simultaneously? It would be an odd move for Samsung to debut their new killer processor tech in a "lite" model device, but this industry has certainly seen stranger things happen. The good news is that Samsung is bringing over its slick new faux leather back cover from the Galaxy Note 3 (probably why it lends its name), and is a slimmer device than the Note 2 to boot. Also included are all of the Smart Features from the Note 3 and S4, including Air command and Advanced Multi Window. We've been hearing talk of a new 720p Note variant for quite some time now, and although the leaked promo packet doesn't mention a release or announce date, MWC 2014 next month sounds about right. Be sure to check back with us for all the breaking news on the Galaxy Note 3 Neo. Source
  9. We knew Samsung was working on a smartphone that sits right between the Galaxy Grand and the Galaxy Grand 2, but it was a mystery what exactly it will be. Now we know virtually all there is to know of the upcoming addition to the Galaxy Grand series, thanks to a leaked internal document that we got hold off. Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo will come with a 5-inch TFT display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. Under the hood, there is a 1.2 GHz quad-core A7 chipset powering the smartphone along with 1 GB of RAM. The 5 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and the front facing VGA shooter completes the camera department, while the 8GB internal memory along with the microSD card slot takes care of storage. The connectivity options of the Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo include Bluetooth 4.0, HSPA+ (21Mbps down, 5.76Mbps up), WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, micro USB, GPS and GLONASS support. However, there is no LTE or Wi-Fi ac radios built-in. Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo has a design, which is quite similar to its predecessor and the device measures 143.7 x 77.1 x 9.6mm. The Neo will be powered by Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS and will feature the TouchWiz customizations on top of it. Lastly, a 2,100mAh battery will provide the required juice for the smartphone. The smartphone will cost €299 after tax in Europe and while we have no info on its availability, it can't take too long now that the sales materials are ready. We also know that the smartphone will be available in multiple color options. Source
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    Sony D6503 leaks

    XDA member iRimas come some photos and rumored specs of a mystery Sony smartphone. The device in question belongs to the family Xperia and has the model number D6503. According to the leakster it sports a 5.2" display, thinner bezels than the Xperia Z1 and runs on a fresh new UI atop Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The device is apparently unstable and the UI is crashing all the time but we expect to see UI screenshots from said XDA user soon. The camera on the back is reportedly the same 20.7 MP 1/2.3" unit found on the Z1 and Z1 Compact. Other differences with the Xperia Z1 include three large speaker-like grilles on the bottom, the microUSB slot and SIM tray sit on the left side, while on the right there's room for a microSD card slot. The lanyard eyelet is placed on the left side, instead of the right one. Then there are the usually-placed camera shutter button, power button, magnetic pin connectors, headphone jack and LED notification light (placed above the earpiece). Source
  11. The Expendables 3, featuring every action hero known to man, was set for an August 15 debut but has appeared online in near DVD quality. In just 12 hours, more than 100,000 copies have been downloaded. It's worth bearing in mind, however, that production company Nu Image sued those who downloaded the original movie. You’d have to be enjoying a Mars residency not to know that all big (and most small) movies get leaked online. If it’s available in a cinema, someone, somewhere will have a copy in a matter of days and it’s just a question of when, not if, it appears on the Internet. As such, these events aren’t particularly big news but every now and again one comes along to make people sit up and listen. Several hours ago, July 24, 2014, marked one such notable leaking event. Featuring every action hero known to man, from Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Wesley Snipes, Jason Statham and Jet Li, to UFC stars Randy Couture and Ronda Rousey, Expendables 3 was always going to be a hit. However, the plan was to have it become a hit on the big screen before breaking into the home market. That is not going to happen. Around twelve hours ago, a near perfect copy of The Expendables 3 appeared online and it’s already a smash hit with home audiences. Screenshot from the leak Figures gathered by TorrentFreak reveal that more than 100,000 200,000 (update) people have downloaded the presumed ‘DVD screener’ copy using BitTorrent alone, and at one point in excess of 65,000 users were engaged in transfers on a single torrent. These stats push the leak well ahead of the initial pre-release popularity of the infamous X-Men Origins: Wolverine leak back in 2009 and once the news begins to spread today, things are only going to get worse. Needless to say, the folks at distributor Lionsgate are going to be absolutely furious. While ‘cams’ are an annoyance, most movie-goers won’t want to destroy the movie experience by watching them. High-quality copies like this one are a different matter altogether and the soaring download numbers are a testament to that. No blurry cams here, high-quality all the way So who is behind the leak? At this stage it’s impossible to point the finger at the person who obtained the DVD copy. However, we can take a look at who brought the copy to the wider public Internet. When leaks come from a so-called ‘Scene’ source it’s possible to track the copy at least as far back as the group that placed it online but with so-called P2P releases, as is the case with Expendables 3, that’s not quite so easy. However, the initial and most popular copy appears to be attributable to an entity known as Drarbg. Drarbg has accounts on several major torrent sites, including The Pirate Bay, and is one of the most prolific BitTorrent releasers online today. Many presume that this is a single person, but Drarbg has previously indicated that it’s a group of individuals working together as a team. Drarbg, as the name suggests, has affiliations with RARBG, a popular public torrent site. It seems likely that this high-profile, high-quality leak will become a talking point in the hours, weeks and months to come and will probably be seized upon as a prime example of why piracy crackdowns are needed. However, there is also another angle to be aware of. Nu Image, the production company behind all three Expendables titles, sued previous downloaders of its titles. Will history repeat itself? Time will tell…. Update: Downloads climbing well over 200K copies now… Source: TorrentFreak
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