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Torrent crackdown pushing pirates towards file hosting

The crackdown on torrent tracking sites such as BitTorrent has encouraged software pirates to make greater use of file-hosting websites. Sites such as RapidShare, MegaUpload or Hotfile allow anonymous users to upload large files without charge. The services are intended for personal video file and backup storage but also have …
John Leyden, 13 Oct 2009
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Beloved websites riddled with crimeware

Sixty of the 100 most popular websites either hosted malicious content or linked to malicious websites at some point during the first six months of 2008, according to a new study by web security firm Websense. Many of these sites include search engine and social networking sites that are becoming a popular target for attackers …
John Leyden, 30 Jul 2008
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Warez land man 30 months in prison

An Illinois man was sentenced to 30 months in prison for his part in an organized online software distribution conspiracy, the US Department of Justice announced late last week. That's warez, if you don't prefer the grandiose. After serving his time, El will get an additional three years of supervision by District Judge Ellen …
Austin Modine, 5 Sep 2007
Pirates ahoy!

DrinkorDie warez leader jailed for 51 months

It took a while, but US Customs today got their man: Hew Raymond Griffiths, a ringleader of the infamous warez group DrinkorDie, was sentenced today to 51 months in a US prison. To recap, Griffiths, a 44 year-old British national, specialised in cracking software and distributing working versions over the internet - for free …
Drew Cullen, 23 Jun 2007
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University website peddles Adobe warez

Get it while you can, folks: everything you need to install a pirated version of Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional on your Windows-based PC. The package, complete with a serial number, comes - wait for it - courtesy of the home page of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California's Irvine campus …
Dan Goodin, 27 Mar 2007

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