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Message started by cromwell on Jul 21st, 2010, 11:57am

Title: Card Sharing Arrest ?
Post by cromwell on Jul 21st, 2010, 11:57am

27 arrested and 77 charged as Spanish Police shut down 57 card sharing servers

Agents of the National Police have dismantled an international network of pirating digital television offering access to all platforms in Europe. Today the Guardia Civil. arrested 27 people and charged another 77.

With a single legal access card of a subscriber, the network signal was redistributed to commercial premises, residents and individuals through a system called cardsharing. It is named for distribution via Internet of pay TV signals without the authorisation of its owner in exchange for monthly financial contributions to individual subscribers.

The dismantled network had 57 servers connected together in various EU countries, of which 25 were located in Spain, in Cordoba, Jaén, Sevilla, Cadiz, Almeria, Barcelona, Alicante, Murcia, Gran Canaria, Guipúzcoa, Mallorca , Madrid and Ourense. Each of these servers could send the signal to more than 150 users for 15 euros a month.

The investigation began in July 2009 to detect illegal server television signals. After which was discovered an international network whose management is done through instructions given through Internet chat rooms. Communication with users was carried out through private forums which are accessed using a key and password, and in announcing the programming that would be emitted and manuals were provided to solve the technical problems of the subscribers.

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