The popular peer2peer file sharing service, Limewire, was ordered yesterday to shut down, reports ComputerWorld.
“In a 17-page injunction (PDF document) issued on Tuesday, Judge Kimba Wood of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York ordered LimeWire to cease the searching, downloading, uploading, file trading and file distribution functionality of LimeWire’s P2P file-sharing software.”
My take: This is pretty big news for the file sharing world, but should come as no surprise. Illegal file sharing has come under the legal microscope and there is bound to be some fallout. Remember, Limewire is no longer the choice of illegal downloaders as Bittorrent has taken over that crown and not looked back.
Organizations should be on the look out for users looking for Limewire alternatives and downloading other P2P File Sharing or Bittorrent networks. Keep a close eye on Software Inventory and Network traffic and of course… use Peer2Peer Terminator by MaaS360 to ensure that these applications are not putting you at risk.