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The owner of a popular multi-file uploading application Zoom Uploader has been found hacking his own users accounts. Zoom Uploader is the most widely used multi-file uploading application in the world. The app is used by tens of thousands of individuals world wide & allows users to upload files to multiple hosts at the same time.

Update 12/18/2013: Zoom Uploader has been removed from SoftPedia.


Over the past several days users of the Zoom Uploader application reported that their files were mysteriously removed from their accounts on sites like Uploaded.to & RapidGator.net. Members of the community took it upon themselves to investigate and what was uncovered shocked everyone.

The ip address associated with accounts that had been hacked matched that of the owners account of Zoom Uploader on WJunction


The code of the Zoom Uploader application was also analyzed and revealed that users account information was being both logged and stored through encrypted methods. This would explain how the creator of the software was able to login and delete files.


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RapidGator helped users with manipulated accounts determine who was responsible. In an email response between RapidGator and one of their users, they provided recent IP addresses that had logged in for the month. The ip address in question was 78.45.70.95 from the Czech Republic. This ip is owned by the owner/programmer of Zoom Uploader.

It was also discovered that when a user uploaded a file, it would be uploaded into one of the owners accounts. This was usually done in the freeware version of the application but also has happened to registered paying customers. This is an automated process that affects about 10-30% of users.

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Anyone who is using Zoom Uploader currently or has used it in the past is strongly urged to change all passwords & should refrain from using this tool as it’s no longer a safe method for multi-file uploading.
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