Yandex Under Fire Again, This Time For Linking to Blocked RuTracker


Russian search giant Yandex is under fire again, this time for linking to previously blocked sites including RuTracker. A law passed last year forbids search engines from linking to sites previously blocked on the orders of the Moscow City Court, so a group of book publishers is now demanding fines and even a potential ISP blockade of Yandex in a first-of-its-kind action.

Australia Targets Google With Tough New Anti-Piracy Law


Australia already has laws to enable the blocking of overseas sites that facilitate piracy but the content industries want more. New legislation unveiled today will give copyright holders new tools to force Google and other search engines to delete search results that link to infringing sites.

Steal This Show S04E07: ‘Bangladesh Bank Heist, Part 1

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Today we bring you the first part of our special Steal This Show podcast series "Advanced Persistent Threat," which takes a closer look at the 2016 Bangladesh Bank Heist. Cheryl Biswas, Strategic Threat Intel Analyst in Cyber Security at a Big Four consulting firm, provides some key insights.

Court: ISP’s Lack of Terminations Didn’t Lure Pirating Subscribers

There is no evidence that Internet provider Grande Communication's lack of repeat infringer terminations acted as a draw to pirating subscribers. US District Court Judge Lee Yeakel has adopted the recommendations of the Magistrate Judge, which means that the RIAA labels must now limit their case to the contributory infringement claim.

Roku to Go Back on Sale in Mexico After Copyright Victory


Popular streaming device Roku will go back on sale in Mexico after a ruling by a court in Mexico City. The device has been off the shelves for more than a year following an initially successful copyright complaint by TV company Cablevision. However, that ruling has now been overturned and Roku declared legal, paving the way for a full return to the streaming market in Mexico.

Vodlocker Hammers Streaming Sites with JavaScript-based DDoS

News offers a handy video embed tool which several smaller pirate streaming sites have grown to rely on. Starting recently, however, the site also appears to have become the source of a rather nasty JavaScript-based DDoS campaign, which uses the unwitting viewers of these embedded videos to take out several pirate streaming sites.