11 Nation Raid on Software Piracy

Department of Justice conducts an 11 Nation Raid on software piracy as of Wednesday.
Operation Site Down
Groups that were targeted:
RiSCISO, Myth, TDA, LND, Goodfellaz, Hoodlum, Vengeance, Centropy, Wasted Time, Paranoid, Corrupt, Gamerz, AdmitONE, Hellbound, KGS, BBX, KHG, NOX, NFR, CDZ, TUN and BHP.
One thing to mention. They claim $50 million in software damages. It’s somewhat lesser. Software companies usually use each copy that is downloaded as “revenue lost”. In actuality, there is only about one third or less that download, that would actually purchase the software.
Even so, at 25% of current “damages” $12.5 million is still a hefty sum to swallow. Also between this operation and the last one, they at least stopped RiSCiSO temporarily along with Fairlight, which is another old gaming group from the 90s.
Centropy was the Fairlight movie division and Myth (game rips group) was related to someone large also. Next generation warez groups such as TDA (applications), and LND (applications) were also decently sized being more matured operations.
Slashdot < MSNBC
Dual post on the CYBERGUARD forums here.

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