CiNEDUB raid turns up drugs, money and hard drives
Hungarian authorities raided locations tied to movie piracy group CiNEDUB last week, turning up startling evidence related to its operations. Hidden hard drives, a cocaine-laced snorting mirror, stacks of cash and over a dozen computer towers were among the materials seized by customs organization National Tax and Customs Administration (NAV) and local police. Footage from the raids was released this weekend.
According to piracy news site Torrent Freak, the NAV called CiNEDUB’s set-up Hungary’s “largest pirate server center.” Servers with hundreds of terabytes of pirated material, including 15,000 movies, video games and songs, were seized. In addition to the computer equipment, a shotgun was found in one of the homes.
Two men were reportedly arrested in the operation. Seven others remain at-large.
The raids come after CiNEDUB drew Hollywood’s ire over rampant camcorder recordings of films originating in Hungarian theaters. The straw that broke the camel’s back was when “The Hangover Part II” ended up on piracy sites within days of its theatrical debut. That film’s distributor, Warner Bros., reacted by cutting its distribution deals to the country.
Following the sequel’s release, it ranked #6 in June among the top 10 most pirated films by BitTorrent users. X-Men: First Class topped that chart.
There are 0 comments
Most popular headlines
- Sun 26 Oct 11:10 by DoMiN8ToR
Traces in the Android source code give us hints that the next Nexus device will ...
- Mon 27 Oct 05:10 by DoMiN8ToR
The Spanish company CineMartin claims to have developed software that makes it p...
- Tue 28 Oct 04:10 by DoMiN8ToR
Microsoft will no longer sell computers with Windows 7 installed starting t...
- Wed 29 Oct 07:10 by DoMiN8ToR
Our firsts with the free version of Cinemartin MyBD indicate that the software d...
- Fri 24 Oct 05:10 by DoMiN8ToR
VisionTek today announced their USB Pocket SSD line of thumb drive-sized Solid S...