Pierluigi Paganini February 01, 2024
Police seized 50,000 Bitcoin from operator of the now-defunct piracy site movie2k

German police seized 50,000 Bitcoin from the former operator of the now-defunct piracy website movie2k.to. The police in Saxony, Germany, have seized 50,000 Bitcoin (more than $2.1 billion at the current exchange rate) from the former operator of the now-defunct piracy site movie2k. “This is the most extensive security of Bitcoins by law enforcement authorities […]

Pierluigi Paganini May 21, 2019
Group-IB blocked more than 180,000 links to pirated copies of Game of Thrones

Since April 2019, Group-IB has successfully blocked more than 43,000 links to pirated copies of the Game of Thrones Season 8 on pirate websites, forums, and social media As the Game of Thrones saga came to a close (no spoilers here), Group-IB has summed up the results of its anti-piracy campaign during Season 8 of […]

Pierluigi Paganini February 13, 2017
Search engine companies will ban links published by major torrent hubs

Starting from June 1st search engine companies will block queries to links to pirated content, including films, TV shows, and copyright-protected content. It will be even more difficult to search for torrents of ExtraTorrent, KickassTorrents, The Pirate Bay and equivalent services. In the past copyright holders accused the search engine companies of doing too little to ban infringing […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 22, 2016
RAUM tool allows to spread malware through torrent files

InfoArmor has discovered the RAUM tool in criminal forums, it is a special tool to distribute malware by packaging it with popular torrent files. It is not a novelty, torrent files are a privileged channel for malware diffusion, according to a study conducted by researchers at Digital Citizens Alliance and RiskIQ, almost one-third of the 800 torrent sites […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 28, 2016
Megaupload seized by the FBI, once again serves adult content

KimDotcom’ Megaupload, the popular website seized by feds 5 years ago and currently managed by the FBI is serving adult content. Sometimes really bizarre things happen and it is difficult to explain them. Is it possible that the FBI hosts a porn website? The first thing that I have is that the FBI might run […]

Pierluigi Paganini July 21, 2016
Feds arrested the KickassTorrents owner and seized the domain names

The federal authorities have arrested the alleged mastermind behind KickassTorrents (KAT) and seized its domains, blocking its operations. According to the US Justice Department, the feds have arrested Artem Vaulin the alleged mastermind behind the BitTorrent distribution site KickassTorrents (KAT). The KickassTorrents website kat.cr is down worldwide and most of KAT domains (kickasstorrents.com, kickass.to, kat.ph, kastatic.com, thekat.tv, kat.cr, kickass.cr) […]

Pierluigi Paganini March 07, 2016
Coping a 3D Model by recording the sounds of a 3D Printer with a smartphone

The sounds of a 3D printer at work can be analyzed by researchers to reconstruct the original 3D model used to create the object. It isn’t a sci-fi movie but a true experiment conducted by the researchers at the University of California Irvine, led by Mohammad Al Faruque, that demonstrated how to steal 3D-Printed models by copying sounds of […]

Pierluigi Paganini December 13, 2015
Torrent websites infected 12 million Internet users per month

According to a new study conducted by researchers at Digital Citizens Alliance and RiskIQ almost one-third of the 800 torrent websites served malware. People believe that the best way to see a film or get a software is downloading from one of the numerous torrent websites online. Probably there is something that you should know. According […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 16, 2015
DARPA even more interested in software Obfuscation Solutions

DARPA is sustaining researchers to seek innovations in software obfuscation solutions to contrast criminals that try to reverse engineer software. DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Project Agency) and a team of researchers are turning towards new methods to overcome reverse engineering by using obfuscation to secure government and business security. The Research Team, remodeling a safe-ware program is […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 18, 2015
Windows 10 allows Microsoft to remote disable pirated software and hardware

A report revealed that Microsoft could scan PCs running Windows 10 searching for pirated games and unauthorized hardware and disable them. One thing is certain, for better or for worse, we are talking a lot about the new Microsoft operating system Windows 10. The experts mainly expressed privacy concerns around the Windows 10 OS, they […]