This appeared in the Cyprus press this week. A TV rebroadcasting / cardshare service that was transmitting Sky PAY TV channels and NOVA Pay TV channels was closed down and the operators arrested. The operations was conducted in conjunction with Sky TV and a number of other PAY TV broadcasters.
Circuit illegal for foreign television signals dismantled the police station
Nicosia: The arrest under warrant, a 49chronou from Limassol, who deposited in the Police admitted the illegal resale of the television signals of pay channels British SKY, BFBS (British Force Base Station) and Nova Greece, went to Police in a coordinated operation, which began Tuesday at 9 am and ended late in the afternoon.
The arrested will be led today before the Limassol District Court to require further detention facility for interrogation.
Simultaneously, an arrest warrant in connection with the case against 37chronou also from Limassol, who is wanted.
It said police spokesman, Michael Katsounotos when undertaking the design of which began four months ago, members of the Cypriot police were accompanied by five foreign experts and technicians in particular Directors channel SKY, BFBS, Nova Greece and company’s satellite IRDETO encryption technology support purposes.
He said during the company under court orders, surveyed a total of three premises from which received various items such as laptop computers, data storage devices (USB), Servers (Servers), received for further scientific and forensic examinations.
Mr. Katsounotos said that”this is a great success because of the Cyprus Police with the cooperation of the affected, methodically, professionalism and complete confidentiality brought to a successful completion of their mission”, adding that the estimate is that there is” the activity of the suspects began quite some time and considering that offered to sell subscriptions of the television signal at three, six and twelve months for the amount of 55, 89 and 155 euros respectively, without the authorization of the beneficiaries.”
He said that the firm engaged by the Office for Combating Money Intellectual Property and illegal betting Police Headquarters in collaboration with the Department of screening Command, the Forensic Laboratory of Electronic Data Section D. Technical Support and Service Criminal Investigations.
According to Mr. Katsounotou the planning of the operation began four months ago and ended yesterday after information came before the Office for Combating Money Intellectual Property in cooperation with representatives of the British SKY subscription channels and BFBS (British Force Base Station) and Nova Greece on the basis of which was found on the web site through which it offered for sale by its subscription services by an unauthorized person.
He added that the purpose of the company was investigating the case relating to the following offenses: Conspiracy to commit felony and misdemeanor, fraud, abuse of inventions, unauthorized access and unlawful interference in a computer, illegal exploitation of copyright in violation of the provisions of the law ratifying democracy Convention for the crime through the Internet, contrary to the Prevention and Suppression Act of income from illegal acts and other offenses.
He noted that the offenses were committed in unknown at this stage dates in Cyprus through Cyprus or abroad.
In later statements this afternoon, Michael Katsounotos said today that it will be the further detention of 47chronou from Limassol to facilitate investigations.
Please note that the suspect deposited in the Police admitted the illegal resale of the television signals of pay channels British SKY, BFBS (British Force Base Station) and Nova Greece.
Simultaneously, he added, an arrest warrant in connection with the case against 37chronou also from Limassol, who is wanted.
Mr. Katsounotos also said that”all four servers identified in the manor, which belongs to the wanted penthero seems to be one of the most qualified and might be the third largest server seeking to date the pay channels, through which illegally sent signals to customers obtained through the Internet.”
”From the analysis so far of evidence”said Mr. Katsounotos,”that, at least for the person who was brought before the Court, had clients that corresponded to the total number of 1,395 persons and from recoveries of at least what was paid subscriptions, it appears that from 15 October 2010 and May 14, 2011, has received the sum of 103,500 euros.”