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Ukrainian cyber police announces special operation 'Pirates'

The operation 'Pirates' has started throughout the country and will continue until the end of the month
15:40, 8 April 2019

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The cyber police of Ukraine have launched a special operation “Pirates” to counter violation in copyright. This was reported by the Department of Cyber Police of the National Police of Ukraine.

“The operation 'Pirates' has started throughout the country and will continue until the end of the month,” the message said.

Serhiy Demediuk, head of the Department of Cyber Police, said that pirates are not interested in providing citizens with free access to videos. Their main goal is to receive money for placing advertisements on pirate resources.

It is reported that such earnings can range from $ 500 per month from one site and there is no guarantee that this resource does not carry malware.

To effectively counteract piracy, the National Police is establishing a public-private partnership. For today, a number of memorandums of cooperation have been signed with media industry leaders and the public community.

Related: Ukraine's Security Service prevents cyber attack at Central Election Commission website

According to the cyber police, in 2019, 100 pirate online cinemas were stopped. Administrators of these resources were exposed in Lviv and Zakarpattia regions and in Kyiv.

As it was reported earlier, Russian hacker groups like Fancy Bear, The Shadow Brokers, and others have become more active in Ukrainian cyberspace on the eve of the elections. Ukraine’s cyber police reported about modified harmful software, used during attacks on critical infrastructure, as well as new ones.

Related: Russia to use cyber means to interfere in Ukraine’s elections, - National Security Secretary

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