Pay-TV Piracy: New Challenges from an Old Threat (NAGRA Blog)


Piracy has evolved. It no longer comes in the form of low-quality camcorder footage or stuttering streaming services. Now, due to the advances in technology over the last decade, it takes the form of high-quality digital copies of the latest cinematic releases, TV series and even 4K streaming of live sports. And it’s all readily available online.

No provider large or small is immune, and Netflix is one of piracy’s many victims. Last year, a small production company working for the streaming giant paid a $50,000 ransom to hackers threatening to leak the latest series of Orange is the New Black only to find that once it was paid, they released it anyway.