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Europol wipes out 30,000 piracy sites, three suspects cuffed to walk the legal plank

Postby MrFredPFL » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:56 pm

Story : https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/12/02/europol_30000_piracy_sites/





Europol says its latest piracy takedown netted three arrests and more than 30,000 website takedowns.

The operation was part of an 18-country joint effort involving the European police agency and local cops targeting sites that trafficked in both pirated digital content (streaming video, media files, and cracked software downloads) and sale of counterfeit real-world goods and pharmaceuticals.

In total, Europol says it was able to shut down 30,506 domains. They also arrested three people, seized 26,000 pieces of clothing and perfume, grabbed 363 litres of alcohol (about 10 Reg holiday parties), an unspecified number of hardware devices, and upwards of €150,000 in bank and online payment accounts.

The arrests come as part of the ‘In Our Sites’ (IOS) operation, and ongoing anti-piracy effort that Europol runs with EU member states. This effort also enlisted the help of police in South America, Hong Kong, China, Eastern Europe, and the US.







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Re: Europol wipes out 30,000 piracy sites, three suspects c

Postby Kinohito » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:32 am

30,000 sounds like a lot but it really isn't, is it?
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