Megaupload is a now-defunct file-sharing online service that was registered in Hong Kong. The website was founded by Kim Dotcom in 2005 and was shut down by the US in January 2012, after an indictment alleging copyright infringement. The company was registered in Hong Kong.

"This is a sad day for the internet," said Kim Dotcom on Twitter. Photo: AFP

Kim Dotcom ‘in tears’ after Megaupload files deleted

Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom said on Thursday he was “in tears” after a European company deleted all the data it was hosting from his shuttered file-sharing site.

Netherlands-based LeaseWeb announced it had deleted all Megaupload files from 630 servers.