On Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice sent a letter saying that it was done with the data on Megaupload’s servers and that it understood that the companies hosting the data for the file-sharing site could begin deleting data from the site starting Thursday.
Eager Megaupload users trying to recover their files following its shutdown by federal authorities must have been paying close attention, because one of the companies mentioned in the letter — Carpathia Hosting — issued a statement shortly after news reports about it broke.
In short, the statement says this: if you’re a Megaupload user looking for your information, don’t call Carpathia.
“In reference to the letter filed by the U.S. Department of Justice with the Eastern District of Virginia on Jan. 27, 2012, Carpathia Hosting does not have, and has never had, access to the content on MegaUpload servers and has no mechanism for returning any content residing on such servers to MegaUpload’s customers,” the statement read.
Furthermore, Carpathia didn’t seem to know why federal officials named Thursday as a deadline at all.