Expert Series: Pirates and Organized Crime

IPTV services that offer pirated content are often operated by criminal organizations that engage in other serious illegal activities. Selling stolen television, film and sports content is only one piece of their criminal enterprise.

We have seen operators that are operating as a criminal organization, not just running an IPTV service, but also sell stolen cars, next to transporting drugs. We have seen arms dealers in connection to IPTV services. We even have seen, in the past, cases where there was a connection to terrorism as well.

These people are doing this because it’s generating revenue and these particular criminals are focused on getting as much money as they can via their illegal activities.

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