UK Police Pressured Advertisers to Boycott Pirate Sites According to the UK's police, they visited a few companies advertising on pirate websites. As a result, the companies promised to stop advertising on 1,200+ pirate platforms. UK NHS Trust under Cyber-Attack Barts health trust, recognized as the largest NHS trust in England, suffered a hacking attack which could affect at least 4 London hospitals. The trust runs 5 medical institutions in east London and has just sent a message to all employees warning them not to open email attachments from unknown source. Norway Blocklist Expanded The entertainment industry recently filed a complaint in Norway asking to expand a blockade of file-sharing services (including us) that was enforced in 2015. Porn Streaming Sites Can Host Pirate Videos on YouTube Porn websites can use a “private publishing” flaw in Google's services that allows them to store infringing content for free. Everyone knows that there are some pirated videos on YouTube, WhatsApp’s Encrypted Messages Are not That Safe Security researchers revealed a security backdoor within WhatsApp messaging service, which can be used to snoop on encrypted dialogs. WhatsApp’s parent company, Facebook, claims that nobody can intercept these messages, not even the company and its staff. However, according to recent research, UK Is about to Start Piracy Warnings This January, British ISPs will start their piracy notification campaign. Assisted by the copyright owners and the local government, the Internet service providers will send out email warning to subscribers whose connections are noticed pirating content. So, how does it work? BREIN’s Anti-Piracy Achievements The well-known Dutch anti-piracy group has been fighting against illegal downloading very actively over 2016. BREIN targeted hundreds of websites via various enforcement actions – as a result, Free Downloader for Netflix Taken Offline DVDVideoSoft will no longer offer a downloading tool for Netflix after being approached by a third-party with a trademark complaint. Industry experts believe that the Downloader won’t come back.
You may know Netflix as a video streaming platform, but many use it to download copyrighted content. Netflix started offering a download option for some videos on its mobile versions just a few weeks ago (not including desktop PCs running Windows). However, Free Netflix Downloader developed by DVDVideoSoft was meant to fill this gap. The software became the first Windows app enabling users to download Netflix videos to their PCs via user-friendly interface.
UN Criticized UK Intentions to Restrict Access to Porn David Kaye, the UN’s free speech advocate, believes that the UK government plans to introduce age verification and some restrictions on adult websites may breach international human rights law and would constitute a Two Italian Hackers Arrested over Targeting Top Officials Two people were arrested in Italy for attempts to intercept the communications of the former Prime Minister and other senior Italian politicians and business executives. The police believe they are members of a cyber-espionage ring hunting for sensitive financial and political data.
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