Anti-Piracy

Streaming Scams Target Live Music Fans (IQ)

A number of bogus Facebook pages have emerged in recent weeks, directing fans to non-existent livestreamed shows, in one of a series of Covid-19 streaming scams.... More

Canal Welcomes French Pirate Conviction (BTN)

Five individuals who between them managed around 20 pirate sites have been convicted by a French court, described by Canal+ as an “important step” in the fight against piracy. ... More

What Type of Anti-Piracy Campaign is More Likely to Work on Infringers? (Hacker Noon)

Over the past couple of decades, campaigns aimed at discouraging people from accessing infringing content online have come in all shapes and sizes. Whether they are effective is st... More

Adobe Releases PDF Protected Mode for Document Cloud (Dark Reading)

Adobe has taken a step toward a more secure PDF with a preview of Adobe Acrobat DC Protected Mode. The preview is available to Windows users running Adobe Acrobat DC version 20.009... More

International Coalition Brings Down Piracy Ring Boasting 40,000 Video Channels, VOD Content (NAGRA Blog)

The Deutsche Fußball Liga, the Spanish Football League, NAGRA and Nordic Content Protection announced the shutdown of an illegal IPTV streaming network based in Spain that served ... More

How WiFi Hackers Target Home Networks – and How Remote Workers Can Fight Back (Verdict)

The new remote work reality is good news for cybercriminals seeking to capitalise on security shortcomings – including workers using personal WiFi networks to access corporate re... More

Piracy: An Integrated Security to Protect All Services (Senal News)

Jean-Philippe Plantevin, VP Anti-Piracy at Nagra, argues that the fight against piracy, whether it is the product of content sharing or commercial piracy, is an ongoing effort at v... More

Distractions, Threats and Reassurances in the COVID-19 Era (Irdeto Perspective)

Piracy sites around the world are profiting from the backlog of new content being produced and made available by legitimate streaming providers. These piracy sites are stealing and... More

Music Piracy is Going Old School in the Age of COVID-19 (Rolling Stone)

When the global COVID-19 quarantine is over — cautiously, carefully, over — the dust will begin to settle on some dramatic changes in the music business, with some big question... More

As Online Shopping Grows, so Does the Risk of E-Skimming Attacks (Thrive)

E-skimming has been an online shopping threat for a long time, keeping pace with the growth of e-commerce overall. The current global crisis presents another big opportunity for ha... More

COVID-19 Lockdown: What ISPs Should Learn About Parental Controls (Irdeto Perspective)

Screen use is rocketing all round, for kids and for adults who are often simultaneously being parent, teacher and home-office worker. Families can’t always be present to effectiv... More

Increase in Piracy During Pandemic Lockdown (Irdeto Perspective)

During the COVID-19 pandemic, daily life has gone digital. People are seeking innovative ways of staying connected and entertained while remaining safe at home. Puzzles, toys, and ... More

Why Mobile Games, App Protection is Paramount in Today’s Times (Irdeto Perspective)

While most of the world is trying to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, cyber criminals are not on lockdown. Cyber criminals are trying to take advantage of the emergency by stealing... More

Taiwan Takes Down Top Piracy Site (ZDNet)

One of Taiwan's top movie and TV download sites, 8maple.ru, has been shut down and the assets of two engineers have been frozen on suspicion of infringing intellectual property rig... More

500,000 Hacked Zoom Accounts Given Away for Free on the Dark Web (Forbes)

New users have flocked to the Zoom video conferencing platform as businesses, schools, and other organizations look for ways to meet safely during the Coronavirus pandemic. Unfortu... More

Pirates are Primed to Compete in the Streaming Wars (Irdeto Perspective)

If you ask OTT providers who their top competitors are, their likely response is to name their biggest market rivals. But what about the pirates? Today’s pirate websites and serv... More

How to Counter the Piracy Threat (Videonet)

Piracy is not a new problem. But we as an industry had established a strong foundation and solid business rules to address it. The same thing needs to happen today in the new era o... More

The Cost of Piracy in a Crisis (Irdeto Perspective)

The entertainment industry is adapting to the increased demand for in-home entertainment. Some studios are skipping, or reducing, the theatrical window and going straight to digita... More

The Dark Web: Behind the Mystery and Preserving Privacy (Verdict)

The dark web is renowned for being the leading marketplace for all kinds of dirty deals, with stolen data being among the most coveted of purchases.... More

4 Tips to Make Passwordless More Secure Than Risk Based Authentication (Forbes)

Everyone hates passwords. In today’s world of digital transformation, users are demanding more seamless experiences. But how can you make the digital experience more user centric... More